Scherzer & Tigers take on the Red Sox
Max Scherzer will get the ball for the Detroit Tigers on Friday night as they take on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in marquee baseball betting action at the sportsbooks.
Scherzer is 5-1 with a 2.04 ERA on the season, but he's 2-4 with a 7.02 ERA over his eight career starts against the Red Sox. Jon Lester is the probable starter for the Red Sox on Friday night; Lester is 4-4 with a 2.75 ERA so far this year.
Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Boston Red Sox as -104 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.5-4.2 victory for the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Boston (20-20) will face the 24-12 Tigers in this tilt. 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. 6-rated Boston Red Sox and the league No. 1-ranked Detroit Tigers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup
On offense, it's a battle between the Boston Red Sox and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the No. 5 lineup of the Detroit Tigers at 4.89 runs per outing.
Boston owns the No. 19 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's No. 8-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Detroit looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Orioles, a 7-5 final on Wednesday in support of Justin Verlander at Camden Yards.
In their last action, Boston was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at +114 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Boston lost in extra innings against the Twins on Thursday as Minnesota edged them 4-3 at Target Field.
Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Next Betting Matchups
Detroit at Boston, Saturday, May 17th