Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 21 (6/21): MLB

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 21 (6/21): MLB

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Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Red Sox money line -195
Red Sox run line -1.5 (+105)
Tigers money line +160
Tigers run line +1.5 (-125)
Over / under 9.5


Key stats

  Boston Red Sox Detroit Tigers
Record 37-31 26-41
Home / road record 18-16 9-19
Last 10 record 7-3 3-7
Streak W3 L1
Over / under record 27-34-7 23-41-3
Runs / game 4.71 2.82
Runs allowed / game 4.03 4.29



The Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox will play the 2nd game of the series at the Fenway Park on Tuesday. The Red Sox took the win 5-2 on Monday to take the lead on the series and are now 3-1 against the Tigers this season.

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox get to this game with a 37-31 record and have won 3 of their last 4 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 43 RBI while JD Martinez is batting for .335 AVG. 

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

Probable Pitcher: 

Rich Hill (2-4, 4.42 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Red Sox. Hill took the loss in Thursday's game against the Athletics, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and no walks while striking out four batters in 5.2 innings. He is 3-0 with an ERA of 4.03 and 47 strikeouts in 18 appearances versus the Tigers in his career.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 26-41 record and have lost 7 of their last 10 games. 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:

Beau Brieske (1-5, 3.79 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 2nd game of the series. Brieske pitched seven shutout innings against the Rangers on Thursday, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out six 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 continue to lose games as they're 3-7 in their last 10 games and 1-3 against the Red Sox this season. Brieske will take the mound and he has been excellent in his last 2 starts allowing no runs across 12 innings. Rich Hill hasn't recorded a loss against the Tigers in his career but has pitched for a 4.03 ERA. I think Brieske can hold the Red Sox hot offense enough for the Tigers offense to get some runs from Hill and cover the spread.

PICK: Tigers +1.5 (-125)

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