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Red Sox Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/4/2021

The Detroit Tigers (8-21) will aim to stop a five-game losing streak when they visit the Boston Red Sox (17-12) on Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET. The Tigers are not projected () to end the streak when they square off against the favored Red Sox (). Nick Pivetta takes the mound first for Boston, and Michael Fulmer is Detroit’s pick to start.

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 bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Red Sox vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Pivetta (BOS) Pitcher Fulmer (DET)
3 – 0 W/L 1 – 1
25.2 IP 21.0
2.81 ERA 3.86
1.250 WHIP 1.050
8.8 K/9 8.6
6 BB/9 2.6

Red Sox Probable Starter Nick Pivetta

  • Pivetta (3-0) gets the starting nod for the Red Sox in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together a 2.81 ERA in 25 2/3 innings pitched, with 25 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Wednesday against the Mets, when he tossed five scoreless innings while giving up one hit.
  • He will take the hill against a Tigers offense that ranks last in the league with 176 total hits (on a.194 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .337 (30th in the league) with 30 total home runs (19th in MLB play).
  • The Red Sox are 2-1 in Pivetta’s three starts this season with Boston as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 4, 2021 at 2:10 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Pivetta

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 11 .273 3 0 0 .273 .637
Niko Goodrum 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Wilson Ramos 3 .333 1 1 2 .250 1.583
Miguel Cabrera 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
JaCoby Jones 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Grayson Greiner 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Harold Castro 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jeimer Candelario 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Tigers Probable Starter Michael Fulmer

  • Fulmer (1-1) will take to the mound for the Tigers and make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched out of the bullpen on Friday, when he threw two innings, giving up two earned runs while allowing four hits to the White Sox.
  • The Red Sox have scored 138 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB. They have 252 hits, first in baseball, with 33 home runs (16th in the league).
  • His team has been victorious in 50% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 3-3.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 4, 2021 at 2:10 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Fulmer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Marwin Gonzalez 6 .500 3 0 1 .500 1.167
Xander Bogaerts 6 .500 3 1 1 .500 1.500
Franchy Cordero 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hunter Renfroe 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kevin Plawecki 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox average 4.7 runs per game at home compared to 4.8 per contest on the road.
  • The Red Sox are the fourth-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.8 runs per game (138 total).
  • The Red Sox have won nine of the 20 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (45%).
  • Boston has played as a moneyline favorite of -190 or shorter in just two games this season, which they split 1-1.
  • Boston has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 13 times this season for a 13-16 record against the over/under.
  • Boston has a 3-5 record from the eight games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.

Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have scored 79 runs (just 2.7 per game) this season, which ranks 29th in MLB.
  • They’ve scored 2.6 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 2.8 at home.
  • The Tigers have been underdogs in 24 games this season and won seven (29.2%) of those contests.
  • Detroit has entered 10 games this season as the underdog by +160 or more and is 3-7 in those contests.
  • Games involving Detroit have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 10 of 28 chances this season.
  • Detroit has played as the underdog in eight of its past 10 games and has won one of those contests.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • J.D. Martinez leads the Red Sox with nine home runs and 26 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualified batters in MLB action, Martinez ranks third in hits (35), first in HR (9), first in RBI (26), ninth in AVG (.347), seventh in OBP (.426), and first in SLG (.713).
  • Xander Bogaerts is hitting .349 to pace his team.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB, Bogaerts’ 37 hits rank second, his .349 AVG ranks seventh, and his .585 SLG ranks first.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Xander Bogaerts 106 .349 14 5 15 .378 .963
Kiké Hernández 104 .231 16 3 9 .277 .671
J.D. Martínez 101 .347 21 9 26 .426 1.139
Rafael Devers 99 .283 16 7 21 .363 .929
Alex Verdugo 98 .306 20 3 13 .364 .854
Christian Vázquez 88 .250 13 2 8 .287 .651
Bobby Dalbec 75 .200 3 1 6 .259 .579
Marwin González 74 .189 10 1 6 .315 .599
Hunter Renfroe 68 .191 9 2 11 .250 .559
Christian Arroyo 63 .302 8 0 4 .353 .766

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Wilson Ramos leads Detroit in home runs this season with six while driving in nine runs.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Ramos ranks 24th in HR.
  • Jeimer Candelario is batting .278 to lead Detroit this season.
  • Candelario ranks 23rd in hits among qualified hitters in the majors.

Tigers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jeimer Candelario 108 .278 11 2 8 .333 .713
Willi Castro 94 .191 6 1 5 .232 .509
Robbie Grossman 92 .196 9 2 7 .342 .635
Jonathan Schoop 89 .180 8 2 8 .211 .469
Wilson Ramos 87 .218 9 6 9 .261 .732
Niko Goodrum 74 .203 10 4 6 .272 .691
Akil Baddoo 69 .203 6 4 13 .233 .755
JaCoby Jones 57 .140 3 1 2 .169 .380
Miguel Cabrera 52 .115 3 2 5 .193 .443
Victor Reyes 51 .118 4 1 1 .135 .351

Red Sox vs Tigers Player Props

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