Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers MLB Pick – August 3

The MLB is set up with another great night of baseball on August 3. Fifteen games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these matchups will be between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers. These two teams are on opposite sides of the standings, but will look for a big win in this one. This game will throw the first pitch at around 7:00 PM Eastern time.

Boston has earned a record of 63-44 throughout this season, which has them in second place of the AL East. The Red Sox are one game back on the Tampa Bay Rays for the top spot in the division. Boston has lost their last four games and are coming off a sweep against the Rays. The Red Sox will look to grab a big win in this one.

The Tigers have put up a record of 51-57 so far this season, which has them in third place of the AL Central. Detroit is twelve games back on the wild card spot in this one. The Tigers are coming off a win in their last outing, but have lost six of their last ten. Detroit will look to come out strong in this one as they try to build on their last win.

These two teams are in opposite parts of the division, but I expect a good game on August 3. Detroit has been the better team as of late, while the Red Sox have struggled to get going. Boston will look to jump out to an early lead in this one. If the Red Sox can build up some momentum early in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Previous Matchups

The Red Sox and the Tigers have met up three times throughout this season. The first meeting was in Boston on May 4. Robbie Grossman and JaCoby Jones each had three RBI’s, but it was not enough for Detroit. Xander Bogaerts, Hunter Renfore, Enrique Hernandez and Alex Verdugo all homered in this one as the Red Sox earned an 11-7 win.

The second game of this series was on May 5 in Boston. J.D. Martinez had a two run blast, but this time the Red Sox came up short. Jeimer Candelario had a three run homer and JaCoby Jones had two RBI’s in this one. The Tigers were able to bounce back with a big win on the road. Detroit scored three runs in the tenth inning to grab the win.

The third game of this series was on May 6 in Boston. Wilson Ramos and Harold Castro had two RBI’s each, but Detroit earned the loss. Rafael Devers had three RBI’s on the night, while Alex Verdugo and J.D. Martinez each had two RBI’s. The Red Sox were able to earn a 12-9 win at home in this one to close out the three game set.

Detroit lost two of the first three games against the Red Sox in this one. The Tigers will look to bounce back at home in this one though. Boston will look to come out strong with some runs early. If either team can come out hot with the bats in their hands in this one, I like their chances to earn the win on Tuesday night.

Batting

Boston has been strong throughout this season at the bat. The Red Sox have hit in 497 RBI’s this season, which is 5th in the MLB. Boston has gone deep 135 times, which is 11th in the league. The Red Sox have been solid on the mound and in the field. Boston has given up 482 runs to their opponents, which is 16th in the MLB.

The Tigers have also been solid hitting the ball so far this season. Detroit has earned 461 RBI’s, which is 14th in the league. The Tigers have hit in 123 home runs throughout the season, which is 18th in the MLB. Detroit has not been great defensively. The Tigers have allowed opposing teams to score 527 runs, which is 25th in the league.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season with the bats in their hands. The Red Sox have been the better team in the field through. Boston will look to shut down the Tigers bats in this one. The Red Sox struggled to get their offense going in their last series and will look to turn it around. I think Boston will come out fast to turn things around in this one though.

Pitching Preview

Garrett Richards will likely get the start on the mound for the Red Sox in this one. Richards has started in 20 games this season, going 6-6 in those matchups. He has put up a 5.15 ERA and a WHIP of 1.66 in those starts. Richards pitched four innings in his last against the Toronto Blue Jays. He gave up eight hits and four runs in the loss.

I expect Wily Peralta to get the nod at pitcher for Detroit on Tuesday night. Peralta has earned a record of 3-2 throughout his 9 games played this season. He has posted an ERA of 3.64 and a 1.12 WHIP in those outings. Peralta pitched three and a third innings against the Minnesota Twins in his last start. He gave up six hits and six runs in the no decision.

These two pitchers have been solid throughout this season. Richards has not had the best numbers this season, but Peralta has struggled his last two times on the mound. The Tigers will look for a big bounce back performance on Tuesday night. If either pitcher can jump out to a quick start, I think it will be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

The Red Sox have struggled throughout their recent stretch of games, but will look for a big win in this one. I think Boston can come out hot in this one though as they look for a win. The Red Sox will look to get their bats going in this one. If Boston can jump out to an early lead in this one, I think they can earn the win on Tuesday.

BetOnline has Boston listed as a -138 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Red Sox will win this game around 58 percent of the time. I think that this line is about right, but there is not a lot of value in it. Boston is also listed at -1 ½ for +106 against the spread. I think that the Red Sox can get an early lead in this one to cover the spread.

The Bet
Boston Red Sox -1.5
+106
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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