The Boston Red Sox (3-4) are set to take on the Detroit Tigers (2-5) Saturday at 4:10 PM ET, airing on BSDET. The Red Sox are listed as -138 favorites by bookmakers, while the underdog Tigers have +117 odds for the contest.
Boston’s Tanner Houck gets the start, and he’ll go against Detroit’s Joey Wentz.
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The Red Sox have won 42.9% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (3-4).
Boston has gone 3-3 (winning 50% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -138 or shorter.
The Tigers have been underdogs in seven games this season and won two (28.6%) of those contests.
Detroit has a record of 2-5 when it’s set as an underdog of +117 or more by bookmakers this season.
The Red Sox have played in seven games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total five times (5-2-0).
The Tigers’ games have gone over the total in five of their seven chances.
Red Sox Stats & Insights
The Red Sox have the No. 5 offense in baseball scoring 5.9 runs per game (41 total runs).
Boston is eighth in MLB play with 10 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
The Red Sox’s .256 batting average ranks 11th in the majors.
Boston’s batters strike out 7.1 times per game, the third-lowest average in MLB.
The 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Red Sox pitching staff ranks 11th in MLB.
Boston’s 5.57 team ERA ranks 26th across all MLB pitching staffs.
Tigers Stats & Insights
The Tigers have scored the 27th-most runs in the league this season with just 21 (3.0 per game).
Detroit ranks 25th in Major League Baseball with five home runs.
The Tigers have a team batting average of just .201 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.
Detroit ranks 24th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 10.0 Ks per contest.
The Tigers strike out just 6.3 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, worst in MLB.
Detroit pitchers have a combined ERA of 6.20 ERA this year, which ranks 27th in MLB.
Red Sox Key Players to Watch
The Red Sox will send Houck (1-0) to make his second start of the season.
Adam Duvall is batting .458 with three home runs and 12 RBI. All three of those stats are best among Boston hitters this season.
Masataka Yoshida has seven hits and an OBP of .344 to go with a slugging percentage of .393 this season.
Alex Verdugo is slashing .333/.375/.500 this season for the Red Sox.
Rafael Devers has collected 10 hits this season and has an OBP of .364. He’s slugging .613 on the year.
Tigers Key Players to Watch
Wentz will take to the mound for the Tigers, his second start of the season.
Spencer Torkelson has driven in a team-high four runs batted in.
Matt Vierling’s .333 batting average is a team-high mark.
Riley Greene is batting .296 with a triple, a home run and two walks.
Jake Rogers has hit two home runs with four runs batted in. Both lead his team.
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: 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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