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Boston Red Sox host Detroit Tigers in baseball action

Detroit TigersBoston Red Sox
July 31, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Odds

54-49TEAM RECORD52-51

The Boston Red Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Detroit Tigers invade Fenway Park on Tuesday.

The Red Sox will turn to Josh Beckett and his 5-9 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Tigers send Justin Verlander (11-6) to the hill.

View Detroit vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 120 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Sox rated this week at No. 6 and the Tigers sitting at No. 4.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 3 ranked American League offense (4.9 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Boston owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Red Sox on July 30. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Detroit looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 7-3 on Monday behind a start from Clay Buchholz at Fenway Park.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Tigers at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Detroit is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Boston, Wednesday, August 1

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