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Boston Red Sox Host Detroit Tigers in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Detroit Tigers


Boston Red Sox
Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox will look to improve on a 20-21 record when they take on the Detroit Tigers, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

Boston sends John Lackey out against Rick Porcello for the Detroit Tigers in this game. Lackey is 5-2 with a 3.57 ERA on the season, while Porcello is 6-1 on the year and has a 3.22 ERA.

Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Detroit Tigers before the first pitch in this match found them as 117-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.4-4.1 win for the Tigers on Saturday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.4-4.1 result in favor of the Tigers today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox bring a 20-21 record to the battle against the 25-12 Tigers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Detroit injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked Boston Red Sox and the No. 1-rated Detroit Tigers in this matchup.

How Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Boston Red Sox and its No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the No. 6 lineup of the Detroit Tigers at 4.78 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. Max Scherzer silenced the Red Sox bats in a 1-0 victory last time out versus Boston at Fenway Park.

Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit

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