Two division leaders tangle from Major League Baseball for Tuesday night over national television as the Detroit Tigers face the Boston Red Sox. The Tigers and Red Sox get things started from Boston at 7:10PM Eastern Time and the MLB Network will provide the coast to coast coverage on television. Check the latest MLB odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The current odds available for wagering have the home team Boston Red Sox the -112 betting odds favorite with the Tigers returning +102 odds. The run total is lined at eight runs. Bettors who play on the Boston Red Sox on the run line and lay the -1 ½ runs will get back +175 odds. Bettors choosing the +1 ½ run head start with the Detroit Tigers will lay -210 odds for their run line wager.
Both Boston and Detroit sit atop their respective divisions as we are in the final month of the season. Detroit has a record of 81-57 and they hold an 8 ½ game lead over the second place Cleveland Indians with just 26 games remaining. Boston has 25 games remaining on their schedule and own an 82-57 mark ahead of the second place Tampa Bay Rays by 5 ½ games for the division title.
Detroit enters play in very good form as the club is coming off a 3-0 victory on Monday in their series opener which was their four win in five games. The loss broke a four game win streak for the Red Sox and the team has won seven of their past nine games to build up a comfortable lead in their division. The pitching matchup is a good one as the Tigers send out right hander Max Scherzer to the hill as he will oppose lefty Jon Lester for the Red Sox. Scherzer on the year is 19-1 in 27 starts with an ERA of 2.90 and WHIP of 0.93. Lester is in very good form right now as the left hander has allowed a total of just seven earned runs over his past five games working 33 innings. Max Scherzer over his past eight starts has allowed two earned runs or less in seven of those games.
With our free MLB pick for Tuesday we will play on the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox to play under the total of eight runs but prior to wagering be sure to claim sportsbook promotion codes.