Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 20 (6/20): MLB

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 20 (6/20): MLB

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Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Red Sox money line -180
Red Sox run line -1.5 (+100)
Tigers money line +148
Tigers run line +1.5 (-120)
Over / under 9.5


Key stats

  Boston Red Sox Detroit Tigers
Record 36-31 26-40
Home / road record 17-16 9-18
Last 10 record 6-4 3-7
Streak W2 W1
Over / under record 27-33-7 23-40-3
Runs / game 4.71 2.82
Runs allowed / game 4.03 4.29



The Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Fenway Park. The Red Sox won their last series against the Cardinals while the Tigers tied with the Rangers 2-2.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox get to this game with a 36-31 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs and allowing 4 runs per game. Rafael Devers is leading the team with 16 home runs and 42 RBI while JD Martinez is batting for .349 AVG. 

Nick Pivetta leads the team with 7 wins recorded with a 3.31 ERA and 82 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher: 

Josh Winckowski (1-1,4.50 ERA) will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Red Sox. Winckowski pitched five scoreless innings against the Athletics, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out three batters.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 26-40 record and have lost 6 games in a row. The team is averaging only 2.8 runs per game and allowing 4.2 runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the team batting for .289 AVG, 3 home runs and 22 RBI.

Tarik Skubal leads the pitching staff with a 3.13 ERA, 79 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Alex Faedo (1-3, 4.28 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 1st game of the series. Faedo took the loss against the White Sox on Wednesday after allowing seven runs on nine hits in three innings. He only gave up one walk while striking out five batters.


Detroit are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games.

Boston are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games.


The Tigers offense showed signs of life in their last 2 games scoring 14 and 7 runs respectively. They might have more chances to keep scoring on the first of the series against the Red Sox as they'll face Josh Winckowski who has just 2 starts this season and although he didn't allow a run in his last start it was against the struggling A's. Expect both teams score enough runs to push the total to go over. The over has cashed in the last 5 meetings at Boston between these two.

PICK: Over 9.5 (-110)

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