The Boston Red Sox last had Rich Hill on the mound for them in 2015, when the left-hander went 2-1 with a 1.55 ERA in four starts following a September call-up. Boston hopes for another strong outing from the veteran when it visits the Detroit Tigers for the middle contest of their three-game series. Hill, who has pitched for 11 different major-league teams, begins his fourth tour of duty with the Red Sox after splitting last season between Tampa Bay and the New York Mets. Tyler Alexander is schedule to make the start for Detroit.
First pitch from Comerica Park is set for 1:10 p.m. ET. Boston is a -135 favorite (risk $135 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Red Sox vs. Tigers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is 9.5. Before making any Tigers vs. Red Sox picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has dialed in on Red Sox vs. Tigers and revealed its predictions and best bets. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s MLB picks. Here are the MLB odds and betting trends for Tigers vs. Red Sox:
- Red Sox vs. Tigers money line: Boston -135, Detroit +115
- Red Sox vs. Tigers over-under: 9.5 runs
- Red Sox vs. Tigers run line: Boston -1.5
- BOS: The Red Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 games against left-handed starters
- DET: Miguel Cabrera is 5-for-14 lifetime against Hill
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Why you should back the Red Sox
Hill pitched fairly well in 19 starts for the Rays last year, going 6-4 with a 3.87 ERA and 91 strikeouts over 95 ⅓ innings. The 42-year-old made a total of 44 appearances during his previous stints with the Red Sox, going 4-1 with a 1.34 ERA while fanning 72 batters over 60 ⅔ frames. Hill has yet to lose to the Tigers in his career as he has posted a 3-0 record and 3.74 ERA in 17 games, including four starts.
Boston is hoping J.D. Martinez continues to perform well in his old stomping grounds. The 34-year-old slugger, who spent 3 ½ seasons with the Tigers from 2014-17, entered this year with a .315 batting average, 59 home runs and 166 RBIs at Comerica Park. Martinez got off to a good start at the stadium in 2022, hitting a solo homer in his second at-bat of Monday’s series opener.
Why you should back the Tigers
Tyler Alexander made a career-high 15 starts for Detroit last season but did not join the rotation until mid-July, as 24 of his first 26 appearances in 2021 came in relief. The 27-year-old southpaw went just 1-3 as a starter but posted a respectable 3.38 ERA and registered 52 strikeouts over 66 ⅔ innings. Alexander was superb in his final three turns last year, allowing just four runs over 17 frames despite posting an 0-1 record.
Drafted twice by the Tigers, Alexander had a strong spring for the club as he gave up only one run and two hits with eight strikeouts over 8 ⅔ innings in three starts. He’ll be hoping to receive offensive support from the likes of Jeimer Candelario, who entered this season batting .348 with four home runs and 14 RBIs in 18 career games against the Red Sox. Cabrera, meanwhile, began the series needing 11 hits to become the seventh player in major-league history with 3,000 hits and 500 homers in his career.
How to make Red Sox vs. Tigers picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the run total, as the simulations have the teams combining for 10.1 runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s Tigers vs. Red Sox pick at SportsLine.
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