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April 5, 1:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Boston duelling Detroit on Thursday at Comerica Park.

The Tigers will rely on Justin Verlander to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jon Lester will be his counterpart for the Red Sox. Justin Verlander is 0-0 this season, and Jon Lester is 0-0.

View Boston vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as -145 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 3-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 6-rated Tigers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 3 ranked American League offense (0 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 0 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 0 hits per game, almost the same as the Red Sox have managed so far this season (0 hits on average).

Detroit owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 0 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 1-rated defense.

Boston was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Orioles. They lost as -182 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 4-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Alfredo Simon at Camden Yards.

The Tigers were a 15-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit was routed on Saturday at Rangers Ballpark, having a 15-5 loss put on them by the Texas Rangers in baseball betting action.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

A few Red Sox at Tigers trends to consider:
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Boston at Detroit, Saturday, April 7

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