Predictions for Red Sox vs. Tigers: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – May 31

Friday’s contest between the Boston Red Sox (28-29) and Detroit Tigers (28-28) matching up at Fenway Park has a projected final score of 4-3 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of the Red Sox, so it should be a tight matchup. The game will start at 7:10 PM ET on May 31.

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Red Sox vs. Tigers Matchup Info

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Red Sox vs. Tigers Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Red Sox 4, Tigers 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs

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Red Sox vs. Tigers Betting Lines

Red Sox vs Tigers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Red Sox -170 +142 8.5 -102 -118

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Red Sox Betting Insights

  • Boston has won 14, or 51.9%, of the 27 contests it has been named as the odds-on favorite in this year.
  • The Red Sox have been listed as a favorite of -170 or more on two occasions this season and split those games.
  • Boston’s games have gone over the total in 22 of 57 opportunities.
  • The Red Sox had a 2-6 record over the eight games they were a moneyline favorite in their past 15 matchups.
  • In its past 15 outings (all 15 of them had set totals), Boston and its opponents combined to hit the over seven times.

Tigers Betting Insights

  • Detroit has compiled a 13-14 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 48.1% of those games).
  • The Tigers have yet to play as a moneyline underdog of +142 or longer.
  • Detroit has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 55 times, and it has combined with opponents to go over the total in 31 of those games (31-22-2).
  • The Tigers have played as underdogs in seven of their past 15 games and won four of those contests.
  • In its past 15 games with a total, Detroit and its opponents have failed to hit the over five times.

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Red Sox vs. Tigers Probable Pitchers

Red Sox’s Starting Pitcher: Tanner Houck

  • The 27-year-old has pitched to a 1.90 ERA this season with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.6 walks per nine across 11 games.
  • When Tanner Houck starts a game and his team is the favorite on the moneyline, they have a record of 5-3.
  • Houck’s team has won six of his 11 starts this season.
  • In Houck’s 11 starts with a total, the teams have hit the over two times.

Tigers’ Starting Pitcher: Kenta Maeda

  • In eight games this season, the 36-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.80, with 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .264 against him.
  • The Tigers are 4-2 in Maeda’s six starts this season that they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Maeda’s team has a 5-3 record in his eight starts.
  • Maeda’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in four of eight games.

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Red Sox’s 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 28-29
Home 11-16
Road 17-13
One-Run Games 7-5
Scoring 5+ Runs 21-4

Tigers’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 28-28
Home 14-15
Road 14-13
One-Run Games 10-9
Scoring 5+ Runs 20-3

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