Red Sox vs Tigers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 8 (Expect Non-Stop Fireworks at Comerica Park)

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game.
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game. / AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

Red Sox vs Tigers Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Comerica Park -- Detroit, Michigan
  • Coverage: Bally Sports Detroit, New England Sports Network

The Boston Red Sox (3-4) aim for their second straight win when they collide with the Detroit Tigers (2-5) at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 8.

This game is the second of a three-game series between the American League foes. The Red Sox won the first encounter less than 24 hours ago, picking up a 6-3 victory with help from Adam Duvall's three-run road-tripper in the sixth inning.

Can the Red Sox prove that yesterday's win wasn't a fluke? Or will the Tigers even up the series with a bounce-back performance?

Red Sox vs Tigers Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: BOS: (-136) | DET: (+116)
  • Spread: BOS: -1.5 (+118) | DET: +1.5 (-142)
  • Total: 8 -- Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

The Red Sox enter this contest as road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4:10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 8 runs with the over being favored at -115 odds.

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Red Sox vs Tigers Betting Trends

  • Boston is 6-0 straight up in its last six games against Detroit.
  • Detroit is 0-5 straight up in its last five games against the AL East.
  • The total has hit the over in six of Boston's last eight games.
  • The total has hit the over in five of Detroit's last six games.

Red Sox vs Tigers Prediction & Pick

Tanner Houck gets the nod as Boston's starting pitcher today. While the young hurler led the Red Sox to a 9-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles in his only 2023 start, he was far from perfect. He finished the contest with a 5.40 ERA after allowing 3 runs on 5 hits over 5 innings of work.

Fortunately for the road team, Tigers starter Joey Wentz struggled in his season debut as well. The former 2016 first-rounder surrendered 3 runs on 4 hits with just 3 strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings as Detroit fell 5-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays.

In what should be a high-scoring tilt, I like the Red Sox winning. The Tigers allow too much offense to get the job done, heading into today's contest with a 6.20 team ERA — fourth-worst in the Majors. They've been outscored 14-5 in their last two games alone.

Considering how Detroit has lost six straight contests to Boston, I don't see the former's luck changing. The Red Sox proved last night that they can capitalize on the Tigers' pitching-related shortcomings and today's game won't be any different.

Final Score Prediction: Red Sox: 6 | Tigers: 4

Red Sox vs Tigers Best Bet

It's a no-brainer that taking the over on the 8-run total is the best bet here. The Red Sox and Tigers both own bottom-five team ERAs and allow a combined 12.2 runs per game this season. On top of that, Boston has seen more than 8 runs scored five times in seven games thus far, whereas each of Detroit's last four games has surpassed this afternoon's projected total.

After combining for 9 runs Friday night, expect the Red Sox and Tigers to put on another show today.

Bet: Over 8 Total Runs (-115)

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