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Sale, Verlander Face Off For Fifth Time In Their Careers

The ace duel of the MLB schedule Monday goes to the Boston Red Sox vs the Detroit Tigers. Perennial all-stars Chris Sale and Justin Verlander will take the mound for their respective teams and the pair have brought their A-game when they have squared off. In the previous four times the two pitchers have gone head-to-head, Sale has a 2.89 ERA while Verlander has retaliated with a 1.80 ERA.

SHARK BITES
  • Miguel Cabrera has slashed a career .304/.429/.587 in 46 at-bats against Chris Sale.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of the Red Sox' last 22 games.
  • The Red Sox are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against teams with winning records.

If early returns are an indication of the future, the Red Sox are going to get all they paid for to land Chris Sale. In Sale’s first start for the BoSox, the lefty pitched seven shutout innings while only allowing three hits compared to seven strikeouts. Boston has been short-staffed over the past several games and was supposed t be welcoming back Xander Bogaerts to the lineup after the shortstop missed the past three games to attend his grandmother's funera but his flight to Detroit was cancelled. 

Verlander dominated a young Chicago White Sox lineup in his first start of the season, as he tallied 10 Ks over 6.1 innings. Ian Kinsler has been the Tigers’ best bat of the young season and the 11-year veteran has easily been the most consistent during the first three games of this four-game set with the Red Sox. Kinsler has gone 4-for-11 with three RBIs, two runs and a walk so far this series.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Detroit Tigers as 103 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.0-3.1 win for the Red Sox on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Detroit Tigers bring a 3-2 record to the battle against the 3-2 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Detroit Tigers) and the No. 9 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Detroit Tigers No. 11-rated offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 8 at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have averaged 7.2 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Boston brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers's No. 25-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Boston's last 22 games
  • Boston is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
  • Detroit is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games at home
  • Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Baltimore, Tuesday, April 11th
Detroit home to Minnesota, Tuesday, April 11th

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