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Detroit TigersBoston Red Sox
Aug 1, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Odds

54-50TEAM RECORD53-51

The visiting Tigers hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Rick Porcello to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-6. Getting the ball for the Red Sox is Aaron Cook, who owns a 2-4 record on the season with a 4.50 ERA.

View Detroit vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Red Sox as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 6 in the American League and the Tigers at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 2-rated American League offense, averaging 4.9 runs per game, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Tigers batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +122 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to Boston on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Tigers at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 9 games on the road
Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Detroit
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Cleveland, Friday, August 3
Boston home to Minnesota, Thursday, August 2

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