MLB betting line favors Tigers over Red Sox
Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds
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.
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.
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
Boston home to Colorado, Tuesday, June 25
Detroit home to LA Angels, Tuesday, June 25