Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks 6/1/24

Boston Red Sox (28-29) vs Detroit Tigers (28-28)

Game Info: Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Cooper Criswell (2-2) (3.96) vs Reese Olson (1-5) (1.92)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -105 / Detroit Tigers -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, June 1st at Fenway Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Tigers recent form and recent player performance 

-The Red Sox recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Boston

-Recent betting trends in games played between Detroit vs Boston

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Tigers and Red Sox.

Tigers Look to Move Back to .500

The Tigers are looking to move back to .500 and the offense only scored three runs on the way to the defeat. The pitching gave up seven runs. Kenta Maeda went 4.2 innings giving up eight hits and five runs. The Tigers are averaging 4.27 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.27 runs per game. The offense is ranked 17th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 14th. As a team they are batting .235 which is 19th in the league. Kerry Carpenter has hit eight home runs and driven in 29 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Tigers will be Reese Olson who sits with a 1-5 record and an ERA of 1.92.In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays, he went 6.1 innings giving up three hits and one run. At times, Olson hasn’t gotten enough run support. 

Why the Tigers Will Win

  • The Red Sox have lost nine of their last 10 home games against American League opponents following a win.
  • The Tigers have won four of their last five games against American League opponents.
  • The Red Sox have failed to cover the run line each of their last seven games at Fenway Park against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Tigers have covered the run line in four of their last five games against the Red Sox at Fenway Park following a loss.

Red Sox Look to Move Above .500

The Red Sox sit with a 29-29 record after winning on Friday. The offense scored seven runs on the way to the victory. The Red Sox are averaging 4.36 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.93 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league while the pitching is ranked 8th. They do have a run differential of 0.43 which is 9th. Rafael Devers has hit 10 home runs and driven in 26 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Red Sox will be Cooper Criswell who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 3.96. In his last start against the Baltimore Orioles, he went four innings giving up seven hits and seven runs. 

Why the Red Sox Will Win

  • The Tigers have lost three of their last four games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Red Sox have won five of their last seven games as underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Tigers have failed to cover the run line in 17 of their last 19 games as favorites after playing the previous day.
  • The Red Sox have covered the run line in four of their last five games as home underdogs.

Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Prediction

The Boston Red Sox have a major disadvantage on the mound and that is going to be the difference here. Olson at times haven’t gotten a ton of run support but this game he’s going to find plenty of success. Olson in his last start gave up only one run and he’s going to step up here. Criswell gave up seven runs in his last start and he’s going to really struggle here. Back the Tigers on the money line.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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