Doug Fister faces Jon Lester in MLB odds action
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds
The Detroit Tigers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Boston Red Sox invade Comerica Park on Friday.
Jon Lester, with a record of 6-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Red Sox, while the Tigers trot Doug Fister to the mound in this one. He is 6-4 so far in 2013.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 10 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.
Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -111 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston suffered a 4-3 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as John Lackey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Red Sox at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing Boston
Boston at Detroit, Saturday, June 22