Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers 08/03/2021 Predictions, MLB Preview and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers 08/03/2021 – An exciting three-game series is all set to get underway as the Boston Red Sox take on the Detroit Tigers from Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Sox entered this game riding a four-game losing streak. Boston was unable to do much in their last series against the Bay Rays and this is their easy opportunity to make up for their loss. The Detroit Tigers are strong enough to compete with the Cleveland Indians and they are way ahead of the Royals. The MLB betting predictions favor the Red Sox to make up for their previous defeat.
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers 08/03/2021
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox were forced to surrender their top spot as the Tampa Bay Rays were strong enough to defend them. The Bay Rays swept the Red Sox in their last three-game series with ease. Boston gave up three runs and scored just two in their last game. The Red Sox have won 63 games and dropped a total of 44 in return. Boston is way ahead of the Yankees and is one game behind the Bay Rays. Garrett Richards will be sent to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. Richards is holding a 6-6 record on the season with an ERA of 5.15.
Players to watch: J.D. Martinez LF (GP 101, AB 386, R 68, H 110, 2B 28, 3B 3, HR 20, RBI 66, TB 204, BB 41, SO 99, SB 0, AVG 0.285, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.528, OPS 0.88, WAR 2.6), Rafael Devers 3B (GP 101, AB 378, R 68, H 109, 2B 28, 3B 1, HR 27, RBI 82, TB 220, BB 40, SO 99, SB 3, AVG 0.288, OBP 0.361, SLG 0.582, OPS 0.943, WAR 3.8).
The Detroit Tigers entered this game with a decent 51-57 record. The Tigers have improved their overall performance after taking out the Royals and the Twins in the AL Central. Detroit defeated the Orioles in their last game with a final score of 6-2. The Tigers will turn in Wily Peralta to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. Peralta is holding a 3-2 record on the season with an ERA of 3.64. Overall, Peralta will need some support from the plate to get past the Red Sox in this game.
Players to watch Jonathan Schoop 2B (GP 103, AB 403, R 57, H 114, 2B 17, 3B 1, HR 17, RBI 61, TB 184, BB 25, SO 88, SB 1, AVG 0.283, OBP 0.326, SLG 0.457, OPS 0.783, WAR 2.2), Robbie Grossman LF (GP 103, AB 367, R 58, H 84, 2B 13, 3B 3, HR 16, RBI 50, TB 151, BB 70, SO 102, SB 12, AVG 0.229, OBP 0.355, SLG 0.411, OPS 0.766, WAR 2.1).
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Betting Picks
The online sportsbook predictions are in favor of Boston to take out the Tigers with their powerful batting unit. The Red Sox are holding the fifth rank in OPS and fifth in runs scored. As for the Tigers, they are 17th in OPS and 15th in runs scored.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 6, Tigers 4.