Tigers vs. Red Sox MLB Game Preview: Odds, Lineups, Stats & Weather (5/31/24)

Written By Editorial Team on May 31, 2024 - Last Updated on June 4, 2024
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Tigers vs. Red Sox

The Detroit Tigers are set to play against the Boston Red Sox on May 31, at 7:10, taking place at Fenway Park in Boston. The game, airing on APLTV, features the Tigers with a moneyline of +140 and the Red Sox at -166. This matchup in Boston showcases teams from the AL Central and AL East divisions, respectively, under scattered clouds with a forecast high of 71°F.

MLB Betting: Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox Pre-Game Odds

In the upcoming MLB game at Fenway Park, Boston, the Boston Red Sox are favored to win against the Detroit Tigers, reflected across most MLB odds. The game presents a moneyline leaning towards the Red Sox, with an over/under set at 8.5, indicating expectations for a game with moderate scoring action. Massachusetts sportsbooks offer various odds for the moneyline, run line, and over/under bets.

  • DraftKings: Red Sox -170, over/under 8.5
  • FanDuel: Red Sox -162, over/under 8.5
  • Caesars: Red Sox -165, over/under 8.5
  • BetMGM: Red Sox -160, over/under 8.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Tigers vs Red Sox.

Tigers vs. Red Sox projected starting lineups

Tigers starting lineup

  1. LF Riley Greene (L)
  2. DH Mark Canha (R)
  3. CF Wenceel Pérez (S)
  4. 3B Matt Vierling (R)
  5. RF Akil Baddoo (L)
  6. 2B Colt Keith (L)
  7. 1B Spencer Torkelson (R)
  8. SS Javier Báez (R)
  9. C Carson Kelly (R)

Red Sox starting lineup

  1. LF Jarren Duran (L)
  2. RF Wilyer Abreu (L)
  3. C Connor Wong (R)
  4. 3B Rafael Devers (L)
  5. 1B Dominic Smith (L)
  6. DH Garrett Cooper (R)
  7. SS David Hamilton (L)
  8. 2B Vaughn Grissom (R)
  9. CF Ceddanne Rafaela (R)

Tigers vs. Red Sox probable starters for tonight’s game

(DET) Kenta Maeda (R)2-15.801.3215.86.6
(BOS) Tanner Houck (R)4-51.900.9924.44.6

Tigers vs. Red Sox injuries for Friday

Detroit Tigers: 

  • Shelby Miller (RP) out with forearm ulnar nerve inflammation, 15-day IL.
  • Kerry Carpenter (RF) out with lumbar spine inflammation, 10-day IL.
  • Sawyer Gipson-Long (SP) out for the season, elbow surgery.

Boston Red Sox: 

  • Liam Hendriks (RP) out, elbow recovery, 60-day IL, expected return late July.
  • Trevor Story (SS) out for the season, shoulder surgery.
  • Tyler O’Neill (LF) out with knee inflammation, 10-day IL.
  • Lucas Giolito (SP) out for the season, elbow surgery.
  • Bryan Mata (SP) out with right lat soreness, 15-day IL.
  • Garrett Whitlock (SP) season-ending elbow

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Team stats & standings ahead of tonight’s Tigers vs. Red Sox game

The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox are gearing up for an anticipated matchup at Fenway Park, Boston. With both teams showcasing similar records, Friday’s game is set to be a close matchup. The Tigers beat the Red Sox Thursday 5-0, giving them a slight advantage in the series.

Detroit Tigers team stats

The Tigers hold a 28-28 standing, positioning them fourth in the AL Central Division. Their recent victory against the Red Sox marked a notable performance, with a batting average of 0.229 and 12 pitching strikeouts in that game. The Tigers have maintained a balanced performance in their last ten games, securing 5 wins.

  • Runs per game: 4.3
  • Team average: .235
  • Team home runs: 51
  • Team Stolen bases: 22
  • Team ERA: 3.78
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 477

Boston Red Sox team stats

Conversely, the Boston Red Sox, with a 28-29 record, sit fourth in the AL East Division. Their last game saw a batting average of 0.182 and 7 pitching strikeouts against the Orioles. The Red Sox have demonstrated a robust performance in stolen bases, leading with 46 this season. Their last ten games mirror the Tigers’ record, with 5-5.

  • Runs per game: 4.3
  • Team average: .240
  • Team home runs: 58
  • Team Stolen bases: 46
  • Team ERA: 3.34
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 495

This matchup at Fenway Park is a critical juncture for both teams, with MLB betting odds closely watching the performance trends of the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. Fans and bettors alike are anticipating a competitive game as both teams look to improve their MLB standings.

Player Stats for Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox

Riley Greene of the Detroit Tigers is a key player, hitting his 10th homer and leading in runs, making him a significant figure for MLB betting enthusiasts. For the Boston Red Sox, Nick Pivetta’s recent performance, striking out nine Tigers, shows he’s in form, impacting the odds for the game at Fenway Park, Boston. Recent news highlights Masataka Yoshida’s recovery progress, hinting at potential future contributions for the Red Sox.

Detroit Tigers Leaders Ahead of the Game

The Tigers’ lineup features Matt Vierling with the highest batting average and Riley Greene as the top performer in home runs and runs, crucial for bettors looking at game stats.

  • AVG Leader: Matt Vierling – .288
  • HR Leader: Riley Greene – 10
  • RBI Leader: Kerry Carpenter – 29
  • Runs Leader: Riley Greene – 36
  • SB Leader: Javier Báez – 6

Boston Red Sox Leaders Ahead of the Game

Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with the highest batting average, while Tyler O’Neill tops home runs, essential for Red Sox betting odds at Fenway Park.

  • AVG Leader: Rafael Devers – .279
  • HR Leader: Tyler O’Neill – 11
  • RBI Leader: Ceddanne Rafaela – 28
  • Runs Leader: Jarren Duran – 32
  • SB Leader: Jarren Duran – 11
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