We’re always trying to make the most money possible off of the MLB odds each and every night, and here in the playoffs is definitely not an exception. Join us on Sunday, as we make our Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash in the ALCS Game 2.
October 13th MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox Game 2
Date: Sunday, October 13th, 8:00 ET
Location: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Tigers vs. Red Sox On TV: FOX
Detroit Tigers (Max Scherzer) +108
Boston Red Sox (Clay Buchholz) -113
Manager John Farrell has decided that he is going to let RHP Clay Buchholz skip in line here and push RHP John Lackey back in the rotation, which throws off his ALDS rotation just a bit. Buchholz, for our money though, was the worst of the starting pitchers for the Sox in that opening series. He was the one that got into trouble, and he was the one that gave up the three-run homer that gave Tampa Bay life for the first (and only) time in the series. The righty still has a sub-2.00 ERA for the season, and his 1.08 WHIP certainly isn’t to be forgotten about either. RHP Max Scherzer had one good outing and one iffy outing with amazing results against the A’s in the ALDS, and he is going to be pitching for the first time as a starter since Game 1. The righty threw two frames in relief in Game 4, and in the second of those innings, he got out of a bases load, nobody out jam that he created on his own. The fact of the matter though, is that we still don’t trust this Detroit offense. Nine hits and one run doesn’t cut it for us. There’s no way that this combination of Detroit pitchers is going to be able to throw nine zeroes on the board for the second straight game against this lineup, and that might be the only way to victory in this game. The Tigers are going to see a desperate team on the other side of the field, as Farrell knows that this is a game that his team absolutely has to win, as RHP Justin Verlander is waiting back in Detroit on Tuesday.
Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox Pick: Boston Red Sox -113
Detroit Tigers @ Boston Red Sox Score Prediction: Red Sox 5 – Tigers 3