Scherzer shoots for 20 against Boston
The Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer will be gunning for his 20th victory of the season on Tuesday night as his team continues its MLB betting series against the Boston Red Sox.
Scherzer sits at 19-1 with a 2.90 ERA on the season, but he had to settle for a no-decision last time out when he allowed six runs over five innings against Oakland. The righthander is 2-3 with a 7.90 ERA in his career vs. Boston.
Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Red Sox on Tuesday night; Lester is 12-8 to date on the season.
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this matchup found them as -105 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 3 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate an American League No. 1 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.5 hits per game, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (10.1 hits on average).
Boston owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 2-rated defense.
Detroit was a 3-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They won as +142 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Detroit threw a shutout at Boston in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Doug Fister to defeat Boston 3-0 on Monday.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Tigers at Red Sox trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 14 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 14 games when playing Detroit
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit
Detroit at Boston, Wednesday, September 4