Red Sox vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Red Sox vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Boston Red Sox (4-4) and Rafael Devers (2 HR in his last game) are favored (-120) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Detroit Tigers (2-6) on Sunday at 1:10 PM ET on BSDET.

Kutter Crawford starts for Boston while Matthew Boyd is Detroit’s starter for the contest.

Red Sox vs. Tigers Odds

  • Red Sox odds to win: -120
  • Tigers odds to win: +100
  • Spread: Red Sox -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Time: 1:10 PM ET

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Red Sox and Tigers Betting Trends

The Red Sox have won four of the eight games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (50%).

Boston has gone 4-4 (winning 50% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -120 or shorter.

This season, the Tigers have been the underdog eight times and won two of those games.

Detroit has a record of 2-6 in games where bookmakers have it as underdogs of at least +100 on the moneyline.

The Red Sox have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total six times this season for a 6-2-0 record against the over/under.

Games involving the Tigers have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in six of eight chances this season.

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Red Sox Stats & Insights

The Red Sox score the second-most runs in baseball (55 total, 6.9 per game).

Boston averages 1.8 home runs per game to rank fourth in baseball with 14 total home runs.

The Red Sox have the 10th-best batting average in the league (.263).

Boston’s batters strike out 6.6 times per game, the second-fewest strikeouts in the majors.

The nine strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Red Sox pitching staff ranks 10th in MLB.

Boston has a 5.37 team ERA that ranks 25th among all MLB pitching staffs.

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Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers have scored 26 runs (just 3.3 per game) this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.

Detroit’s five home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.

The Tigers have a team batting average of just .199 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.

Detroit ranks 22nd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 10 Ks per contest.

The Tigers average just nine strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, worst in the league.

Detroit has the 29th-ranked ERA (7.20) in the majors this season.

Red Sox Key Players to Watch

Crawford (0-1) gets the starting nod for the Red Sox, his second of the season.

Adam Duvall leads Boston in batting average (.483), home runs (four) and runs batted in (14) this season.

Devers is slugging .771 this season, with a team-best four homers while driving in nine runs.

Masataka Yoshida has collected seven base hits, an OBP of .378 and a slugging percentage of .367 this season.

Alex Verdugo is batting .353 with an OBP of .389 and a slugging percentage of .529 this season.

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Tigers Key Players to Watch

Boyd 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-high batting average of .290.

Spencer Torkelson has capitalized on opportunities as he leads his team with five RBI.

Matt Vierling is batting .286 with a double, a home run and two walks.

Kerry Carpenter has three doubles and three walks while batting .333.

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: Austin Meadows: 10 Day IL (Anxiety), 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)

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Red Sox vs. Tigers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Red Sox 7, Tigers 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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