Red Sox vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, April 6, 2023

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Red Sox vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 6, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Boston Red Sox (2-4) stumble into Thursday’s matchup with the Detroit Tigers (2-4) looking to break a three-game losing streak. The contest starts at 1:10 PM ET on BSDET with the Red Sox listed as -141 favorites to right the ship.

Chris Sale gets the starting nod for Boston while Spencer Turnbull is Detroit’s starter for the contest.

Red Sox vs. Tigers Odds

  • Red Sox odds to win: -141
  • Tigers odds to win: +120
  • Spread: Red Sox -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • Time: 1:10 PM ET

Who Will Win Red Sox vs. Tigers?

Red Sox and Tigers Betting Trends

The Red Sox have a 2-4 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 33.3% of those games).

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -141 or shorter, Boston has a record of 2-3 (40%).

The Tigers have entered the game as underdogs six times this season and won twice.

Detroit has a record of 2-4 in games where sportsbooks have it as underdogs of at least +120 on the moneyline.

The Red Sox have played in six games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total four times (4-2-0).

So far this season, the Tigers and their opponents have hit the over in four of their six games with a total.

Red Sox Stats & Insights

The Red Sox score the sixth-most runs in baseball (35 total, 5.8 per game).

Boston is 11th in MLB play with eight home runs. They average 1.3 per game.

The Red Sox have the 10th-best batting average in the league (.261).

Boston’s 7.8 strikeouts per game rank 12th in the majors.

The Red Sox pitching staff ranks 16th in the majors with a collective 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Boston has the 27th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (6.00).

Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 26th with just 18 total runs (three per game) this season.

Detroit has hit four homers this season, which ranks 24th in the majors.

The Tigers have a team batting average of just .204 this season, which ranks 28th among MLB teams.

Detroit ranks 26th in strikeouts per game (10.2) among MLB offenses.

The Tigers have a 6.9 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 26th in baseball.

Detroit pitchers have a combined ERA of 6.23 ERA this year, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Red Sox Key Players to Watch

Sale (0-0) gets the start for the Red Sox, his second of the season.

Adam Duvall leads Boston in batting average (.476), home runs (two) and runs batted in (nine) this season.

Alex Verdugo is batting .346 with an OBP of .393 and a slugging percentage of .538 this season.

Masataka Yoshida has collected five base hits, an OBP of .286 and a slugging percentage of .320 this season.

Justin Turner has seven hits and an OBP of .464 to go with a slugging percentage of .364 this season.

Tigers Key Players to Watch

Turnbull heads to the mound for the Tigers to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.

Riley Greene has put up a team-best one home runs.

Spencer Torkelson has shown his power as he leads his team with one home runs and four runs batted in.

Matt Vierling has put up a team-high batting average of .350, and leads the Tigers in home runs (one).

Kerry Carpenter is hitting .182 with two doubles and two walks.

Red Sox and Tigers Injuries

Red Sox: Brayan Bello: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 15 Day IL (Elbow), James Paxton: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Garrett Whitlock: 15 Day IL (Hip), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)

Tigers: Tyler Nevin: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Michael Lorenzen: 15 Day IL (Groin), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Red Sox vs. Tigers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Red Sox 10, Tigers 7
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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