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Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers 08/05/2021 MLB Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
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Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers 08/05/2021 – The Boston Red Sox rebounded well in their last game and they are all set to continue their success against the Tigers. The Red Sox remains second in the AL East behind the Tampa Bay Rays by one full game. The Detroit Tigers will enter this game at the third position in the AL Central Division play. The Tigers are doing their best to get close to the Indians and the best baseball picks were in their support. Boston is way ahead of the Yankees and is one of the top teams that are all set to make it to the playoffs.
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers 08/05/2021
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox smashed four runs in their last game and gave up just one to the Detroit Tigers. The Red Sox rebounded from their previous defeat and are now holding a 64-54 record in the AL East. The Red Sox are six-plus games ahead of the Yankees at the third and will deliver Martin Perez to the mound as their starting pitcher. The southpaw is holding a 7-7 record on the season with an ERA of 4.56. Perez surrendered six runs in his last four innings that resulted in a loss against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Players to watch: J.D. Martinez LF (GP 101, AB 389, R 68, H 112, 2B 28, 3B 3, HR 20, RBI 67, TB 206, BB 42, SO 100, SB 0, AVG 0.288, OBP 0.356, SLG 0.53, OPS 0.885, WAR 2.8), Rafael Devers 3B (GP 102, AB 383, R 68, H 109, 2B 28, 3B 1, HR 27, RBI 82, TB 220, BB 40, SO 101, SB 3, AVG 0.285, OBP 0.356, SLG 0.574, OPS 0.931, WAR 3.8).
The Detroit Tigers have taken some of their opponents by surprise after winning some important games on the season. With a 52-58 record on the season, the Tigers are getting close to the Indians and are way ahead of the Royals. Detroit will turn in Tarik Skubal to the mound as their starter in this game. Skubal is holding a 6-10 record on the season with an ERA of 4.53. Overall, the southpaw has taken out 117 opponent hitters and surrendered 25 home runs in total. The Tigers are 12.5 games behind the White Sox at the top.
Players to watch: Jonathan Schoop 2B (GP 104, AB 407, R 58, H 115, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 17, RBI 61, TB 186, BB 25, SO 89, SB 1, AVG 0.283, OBP 0.326, SLG 0.457, OPS 0.783, WAR 2.1), Robbie Grossman LF (GP 104, AB 370, R 59, H 86, 2B 13, 3B 3, HR 16, RBI 51, TB 153, BB 71, SO 103, SB 12, AVG 0.232, OBP 0.358, SLG 0.414, OPS 0.772, WAR 2.2).
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 6 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Betting Picks
The top sportsbook predictions are in favor of the Red Sox to continue their success and defeat the Tigers in this game. Boston is not an easy team to defeat and they have rebounded well against most of their opponents.