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MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers, ALCS Game 4

Jeff GrantContributor IOctober 16, 2013

MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers, ALCS Game 4

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    Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

    The Detroit Tigers have scored just 23 runs in their first eight games of the 2013 MLB playoffs, which is important to consider when making your picks on Wednesday, as they get set to take on the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Tigers are minus-127 home favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 7.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 4 of the 2013 ALCS from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

Boston Red Sox

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    Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    The Boston Red Sox currently own a 2-1 advantage in this best-of-seven series, which includes a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers as plus-132 road underdogs on Tuesday.

    Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy has compiled a 1-3 record and 4.15 ERA in five career starts at Comerica Park.

Detroit Tigers

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    Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

    The Detroit Tigers are 2-7 in their last nine playoff games as a favorite, while the UNDER has cashed in 11 of their last 14 overall games dating back to the regular season.

    Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister went 1-1 with a 5.23 ERA in two outings against the Boston Red Sox in 2013.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total, as the OVER is 13-6 in the last 19 overall meetings between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers.

    MLB Pick:  Over 7.5 Runs

     

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