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Red Sox Red Hot in Afternoon Games

The Red Sox and Tigers meet on Thursday afternoon in a matchup of two teams who are trending in very different directions. Boston won their sixth game in a row last night at Camden Yards while the Tigers were swept at home by the Royals. KC has been one of the worst road teams in baseball this year so that’s a bad look for the Tigers.

SHARK BITES
  • The Red Sox are 9-3 in their last 12 games during the afternoon.
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of the Red Sox' last 5 games at Comerica Park.
  • The Tigers are 2-8 in their last 10 games.

Boston comes into Comerica today as a slight favorite as they call on Clay Buchholz (4-9, 5.66 ERA) to handle the starting duties for just the 15th time this season. Clay has split time between the bullpen and starting bump this year and has fared much better as a reliever. As a starter, Buchholz has given up 17 home runs and has allowed batters to hit .276. Out of the pen, he’s given up no home runs and has limited batters to a .186 average.

Matt Boyd will toe the starting rubber for the Tigers today and will bring his 4-2 record and 4.16 ERA to the park hoping to stop the Tigers three-game skid. Boyd pitched a gem in his last appearance, going seven strong innings against the AL West-leading Rangers in which he gave up just two hits and no runs.

The Tigers have the clear edge in starting pitching this afternoon and are giving up money at some shops. Clay Buchholz has a chance to get destroyed and could get pulled early. If that happens a five-inning moneyline bet is probably the way to go.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Detroit Tigers as 100 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.2-2.6 victory for the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit (63-57) will face the 67-52 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Detroit Tigers) and the No. 6 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit Tigers No. 12-rated offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 19 at 4.56 in runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have averaged 9.17 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (10.01 hits per game).

Defensively, Boston features the No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 at home, scoring 4.82 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston rolled to a 8-1 win against Baltimore on Wednesday, as D Price and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory at Camden Yards.

Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Kansas City on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Boston's last 21 games
  • Boston is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Detroit is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Detroit is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Detroit, Friday, August 19th

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