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May 18, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Odds

22-19TEAM RECORD21-20

Detroit pays a visit to Boston on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball action at Fenway Park.

Boston hands the ball to starter Clay Buchholz in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-3 mark on the year. Detroit counters with Phil Coke, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time.

View Detroit vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this one will find them as -155 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 11 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Boston and its American League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 5 lineup of the Tigers at 4.6 runs per outing.

Boston owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 8-rated defense.

A few Tigers at Red Sox trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Detroit7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Boston, Thursday, May 19

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