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Lester faces Scherzer in MLB odds action

The Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer will be up against the Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester at Comerica Park on Saturday in marquee baseball betting action at the online sportsbooks.

Scherzer is 6-2 with a 3.20 ERA on the season, but in his career against the Red Sox he's just 3-4 with a 6.14 ERA over nine starts. Lester is 6-6 with a 3.15 ERA on the year, and he's 2-3 with a 4.35 ERA in his career vs. the Tigers.

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Detroit Tigers were listed as -152 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-4 win for the Tigers. A 4.4-4 result in favor of the Tigers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Detroit (32-25) will face the 27-33 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Boston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Detroit Tigers at No. 30 and the Boston Red Sox at No. 16 heading into this contest.

How Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Detroit Tigers No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.46 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 20 and scoring 4.03 runs per game. The Tigers have averaged 9.19 hits per game to date this season, more than the Red Sox hitters have managed (8.38 per nine innings).

Defensively, Boston features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.21 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.34 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Boston, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -149 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game PUSH for totals bettors. The Red Sox endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Friday, with Rubby De La Rosa throwing 5 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Detroit's last 16 games
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Detroit, Sunday, June 8th