MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox, ALCS Game 6

Jeff GrantContributor IOctober 19, 2013

MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox, ALCS Game 6

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    The Boston Red Sox own a perfect 5-0 record when playing the sixth game of a postseason series at home, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Saturday as they try to eliminate the Detroit Tigers in this best-of-seven series at Fenway Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Red Sox are minus-120 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at seven in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 6 of the 2013 ALCS from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Detroit Tigers

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    The Detroit Tigers are 6-6 against the Boston Red Sox since the start of the 2013 regular season—outscoring them by a 57-51 combined margin in those 12 contests.

    Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer has held opponents to a .138 batting average in his first three appearances in the 2013 MLB playoffs.

Boston Red Sox

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    The Boston Red Sox own a 3-2 advantage over the Detroit Tigers in this best-of-seven series as they picked up a 4-3 victory as plus-106 road underdogs in Game 5 Thursday.

    MLB handicappers will find that the Red Sox have won Clay Buchholz' last four home starts against the Tigers.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Boston Red Sox, as their bullpen has compiled a 0.53 ERA in the first five games of this series.

    MLB Pick: Boston Red Sox -120

     

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