Red Sox Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 4, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 4, 2021

The Detroit Tigers (8-21) will try to end their five-game road losing streak when they take on the Boston Red Sox (17-12) on Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET on NESN. Oddsmakers consider the Red Sox to be -190 favorites for the contest, while the Tigers are +160 underdogs looking for the upset. Nick Pivetta takes the mound for Boston while Michael Fulmer is Detroit’s starter for the contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 4, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Red Sox vs Tigers Betting Lines

Red Sox Betting Insights

  • The Red Sox have been favorites in 20 games this season and won nine (45%) of those contests.
  • Boston has played as a favorite of -190 or more twice this season and split those games.
  • The Red Sox have a 63% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Red Sox and their opponents have failed to hit the over six times.

Red Sox Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 3.5
HR 10
ERA 3.78
K/9 11

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Tigers Betting Insights

  • The Tigers have been victorous in seven, or 29.2%, of the 24 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • Detroit has a mark of 3-7 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +160 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Tigers have an implied victory probability of 37% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • When it comes to the total, the Tigers and their foes are 3-7 in their previous 10 contests.

Tigers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 1-9
Runs Per Game 1.5
HR 7
ERA 5.22
K/9 7.3

Tigers Probable Pitcher – Michael Fulmer

  • Fulmer gets the start for the Tigers, his fourth of the season. He is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 21 innings pitched.
  • The righty last appeared in relief on Friday, when he threw two innings against the White Sox, allowing two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.86, with 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season. Opponents have a .203 batting average against him.
  • Fulmer is trying to pick up his second start of five or more innings this year in this outing.
  • The Tigers have been the underdog on the moneyline in six of Fulmer’s starts this season, and they went 3-3 in those games.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 4, 2021 at 2:10 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Red Sox Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 17-12
Home 8-8
Road 9-4
vs LHP (Starters) 7-3
vs RHP (Starters) 10-9
Day Games 0-2
Night Games 17-10

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Red Sox Probable Pitcher – Nick Pivetta

  • The Red Sox will send Pivetta (3-0) to the mound for his sixth start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw five scoreless innings against the Mets while allowing one hit.
  • The 28-year-old has pitched in five games this season with a 2.81 ERA, 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .176.
  • Pivetta has two starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the favorite on the moneyline, they have a record of 2-1.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 4, 2021 at 2:10 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Tigers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 8-21
Home 4-9
Road 4-12
vs LHP (Starters) 1-7
vs RHP (Starters) 7-14
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 8-21

Red Sox Hitting Stats

  • The Red Sox are 16th in baseball with 33 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.
  • The Red Sox average 0.9 homers per home game this season (14 total at home).
  • Boston has 10 home runs over the past 10 games.
  • J.D. Martinez leads Boston in home runs with nine and runs batted in with 26.
  • Xander Bogaerts’ batting average of .349 leads all Boston hitters this season.

Tigers Hitting Stats

  • The Tigers have hit 30 homers this season, which ranks 19th in the league.
  • They have won four of the eight games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Detroit has seven homers over its last 10 games.
  • The Tigers are batting .129 with two homers and five runs scored during their five-game losing streak.
  • Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with a team-high batting average of .278.
  • Wilson Ramos’ six home runs lead his team.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Red Sox (-190)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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