MLB Odds: First-Place Red Sox Visit Motown. The Boston Red Sox (68-30, plus-23.18 betting units at Bovada Sportsbook) are the best team in baseball coming out of the All-Star break. They’ll try to pad their lead atop the American League standings this Sunday at the expense of the Detroit Tigers (41-57, minus-0.70 units); NESN has the coverage from Comerica Park at 1:10 PM ET. Bet on baseball at Bovada and get a free 50% bonus.
Chris Sale (2.23 ERA) will take the mound for Boston after starting for the AL in Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic. The seven-time All-Star is having his best season yet, but the Red Sox are only 11-8 behind Sale this year for a loss of 5.61 units – and that’s despite owning one of the best batting orders and bullpens in the majors. Boston has turned six of Sale’s 15 quality starts into losses thus far.
The Tigers respond with Michael Fulmer (4.50 ERA), who’s even deeper in the red at minus-7.62 units on a team record of 5-13. Again, it’s not all Fulmer’s fault; Detroit is giving him just 2.79 runs per game in support, down from 3.94 runs overall and driving the Under to a 12-5-1 record. Losing former two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera (.843 OPS) for the rest of the season hasn’t helped their cause, either.