MLB Picks: Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox, ALCS Game 6
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.
Gambling stats via SBR Forum
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
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.
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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