MLB betting line favors Tigers over Red Sox

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June 23, 1:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The Detroit Tigers battle the visiting Boston Red Sox on Sunday in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

Felix Doubront, with a record of 4-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Red Sox, while the Tigers trot Justin Verlander to the mound in this one. He is 8-5 so far in 2013.

View Boston vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -191 for the Tigers in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Red Sox, who rate an American League No. 2 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 10.1 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.6 runs per game.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 10-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -173 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-3 to Detroit on Saturday at Comerica Park.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Red Sox at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 12 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Detroit's last 12 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Colorado, Tuesday, June 25
Detroit home to LA Angels, Tuesday, June 25

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