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Boston Red Sox Starter Brian Johnson Out to Silence Detroit Tigers Bats in MLB Contest

The Boston Red Sox will look to improve on a 32-27 record when they take on the Detroit Tigers, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

Jordan Zimmermann, with a record of 5-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Detroit Tigers, while the Boston Red Sox trot Brian Johnson to the mound in this one. He is 2-0 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Boston Red Sox in this matchup found them as -159 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 10 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Tigers to win this game 7.1-2.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 32-27 heading into this matchup, while the Detroit Tigers sit at 29-30 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Detroit injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Boston Red Sox and the league No. 9-ranked Detroit Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Detroit Tigers rank No. 16 at 8.53 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox No. 11 ranking in that category.

Boston owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.69 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's No. 23-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers endured a 11-4 loss at the hands of the Angels on Thursday, with Michael Fulmer throwing 4.1 innings of 9-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 9-1 on Thursday behind a start from M Pineda at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
  • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Boston, Saturday, June 10th

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