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Baseball odds preview - Boston vs. Detroit

Boston Red SoxDetroit Tigers
May 27, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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

Detroit hands the ball to starter Rick Porcello in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-2 mark on the year. Boston counters with Tim Wakefield, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View Boston vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Tigers in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -110 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Tigers) and the No. 6 (Red Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 9 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).

Boston brings the American League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Tigers' league No. 11-ranked defense.

The Red Sox were a 14-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Boston ran up the score in their last game on Thursday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 14-1 victory against Detroit.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Tigers trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Boston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Detroit is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Detroit, Saturday, May 28