Thursday's forecast in Boston calls for light rain and temperatures in the mid 50's. The Tigers and Red Sox are set to face off at 7:10 PM ET from Fenway Park. This stadium is located in Boston, and the Red Sox are favored on the money line (-119). The money line odds for a Tigers win are sitting at -101, and they are 4th in the AL Central with a record of 27-28. Boston is 3rd in the AL East with an overall record of 28-28.

The over/under line for this AL matchup is currently at 7.5 runs, and it will be televised on NESN. Jack Flaherty is starting for the Tigers, while the Red Sox are going with Nick Pivetta.

BOSTON RED SOX VS DETROIT TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Boston Red Sox Moneyline -119

This game will be played at Fenway Park at 7:10 ET on Thursday, May 30th.

HOW TO BET THE TIGERS VS RED SOX:

  • We have the Red Sox winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Red Sox to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

Tigers Records & Stats

The Tigers will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Pirates with a 10-2 loss. Detroit was the +120 underdog at home going into this matchup. Things started off well for the Tigers, as they got on the board with a run in the 2nd inning but gave up the lead right away as the Pirates scored three times in the top of the 3rd.

Detroit started Keider Montero, and he took the loss, going 4 1/3 innings and giving up four earned runs on five hits. Matt Vierling had only one hit, but it was a home run, and the Tigers scored their other run in the 2nd.

Detroit is 27-28 overall heading into today's road matchup vs. the Red Sox. They are 4th in the AL Central, trailing the Guardians by 9.5 games. The Tigers have gone 10-9 in divisional games this year. At home, they are 14-15 compared to 13-13 on the road.

As the road team, the Tigers have won two straight games. They are 4-2 as the road favorite this year and have dropped four straight as the road underdog. Detroit's overall series record is 8-7-3, and they split their most recent series vs. the Pirates.

When the Tigers win, they win big, with an average run margin of 3.5 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -3.4 runs per game. They have a run line record of 24-31 this season, with a 15-11 record on the road. They are 18-11 against the run line as an underdog, but just 6-20 as the favorite.

The Detroit Tigers are on the road against the Boston Red Sox today. The over/under line for the game is set at 7.5 runs. The combined run average in Tigers games this season is 8.5 runs per game. Detroit has an over/under record of 30-23 this season, and their games have averaged 8 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, the Tigers have a record of 11-6. Overall, 56.4% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs, and their current over streak is at 3 games.

Through 10 starts, Jack Flaherty has a record of 1-4 and an ERA of 3.84. He has made eight quality starts this year and is coming off a rough outing in which he took the loss. Against the Blue Jays on May 23rd, Flaherty gave up three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of work. Looking back further, he has given up two earned runs in three straight outings. Flaherty's ERA at home is 4.32, compared to 3.54 on the road. So far, he has a record of 0-3 at home.

One of the Tigers' top priorities in this game will be to get their offense going, as they are averaging just 4.3 runs per game, which is 17th in the league. They have been even worse at home, averaging just 4 runs per contest. Detroit's team batting average of .235 is 15th in the league, and they are also near the bottom of the league in on-base percentage and OPS.

Over his last six games, Matt Vierling has gone 9/21 with four homers and 10 RBIs. Vierling is batting .289 for the season, which is 2nd on the team, and his seven homers is the 3rd best mark in the league. Kerry Carpenter leads the Tigers with 29 RBIs and is batting .283 for the season.

Red Sox Records & Stats

Boston closed out their series vs. the Orioles with a 6-1 loss on the road. Heading into the game, the Red Sox were the +155 underdog. Things started off well for the Red Sox, as they got on the board with a run in the 2nd inning but gave up the lead right away as the Orioles scored five times in the bottom of the second.

Kutter Crawford took the loss for the Red Sox, going six innings and giving up five earned runs on four hits. He also issued two walks and hit a batter. The Red Sox's offense scored their only run in thejson 2nd inning but wasted a big game from Connor Wong, who went 2/4 with a run scored.

Boston is at an even 28-28 overall as they get set to host the Tigers today. The Red Sox are 9.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL East, and they are 3rd in the division. So far, they are just 5-8 in divisional games this year.

At home, the Red Sox are 11-15 this year and 17-13 on the road. As the favorite, Boston has gone 14-11 and 14-17 as the underdog. The Red Sox have dropped two straight series and have an overall series record of 8-9-1.

When the Red Sox win, they win big, with an average run margin of 4.3 runs per game. However, when they lose, they tend to lose by a wide margin, with an average run differential of -3.5 runs per game. Their overall run line record is 25-31, with a run line record of 7-19 at home. As the underdog, they are 18-13 vs. the run line, while as the favorite, they are just 7-18.

When the Boston Red Sox play at home, the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs. Their games have averaged a combined 8.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 21-30. The average over/under line for their games is 8 runs, and when the line is set at 7.5 runs, their over/under record is 6-8. In 71.4% of their games this season, the over/under line has been set higher than 7.5 runs, and in only 3.6% of their games, the line has been set lower than 7.5 runs.

Through six starts, Nick Pivetta has a record of 2-3 and an ERA of 4.20 for the Red Sox. He is coming off a rough outing against the Brewers, where he took the loss. In that start, Pivetta gave up five earned runs in 3 1/3 innings of work. Before that outing, he had pitched well, picking up the win against the Cardinals and allowing just one earned run in six innings of work. Pivetta has made two starts at home and has an ERA of 8.34 in those outings.

Rafael Devers has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 7/17 in his last five games. For the season, he is batting .284 and is 2nd on the Red Sox with 26 RBIs. Devers is also 9th in the league with 10 homers. Ceddanne Rafaela has a team-high 28 RBIs but is hitting just .206 for the season.

Collectively, the Red Sox are averaging 4.4 runs per game and are 10th in the league in home runs. They have been a good road team offensively, averaging 4.8 runs per game. The Red Sox have three players with a current hitting streak of at least four games, including Rob Refsnyder, who is 5/14 in his last four games.