Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers: prediction for the MLB game
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are quite diligent and actively trying to catch up with the current leaders of the American League. Alex Cora's team got five wins in eight previous games and climbed up to sixth place in the standings. However, the Red Sox played a few games more than their competitors. The Red Sox won their previous home series against the St. Louis Cardinals (6:5, 2:11, 6:4) and were very convincing in the opening fight against the Tigers (5:2).
The Detroit Tigers are struggling to stay competitive this season. Last week, A.J. Hinch's side lost seven out of nine games and dropped to 13th in the American League standings. Currently the Tigers are at 0.388. In the first game of the series against the Red Sox, they demonstrated inability to keep up with the hosts and suffered a 2:5 defeat.
The Red Sox won the first inning in 2 of their last 4 home games.
This bet played in 4 of the last 5 head-to-head games in Boston.
The Red Sox are determined to regain their position among the MLB leaders. The team has gained momentum and demonstrated excellent play in the opening game of the series. However, they did hold back a bit and didn't completely crush the visitors. The Tigers will only have more problems in the second game - we doubt they can put up a fight against the motivated Red Sox. This should be a win for the hosts.
Our prediction - handicap (-1.5) to Boston Red Sox