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Detroit Tigers home to Red Sox in baseball betting action

Boston Red SoxDetroit Tigers
May 28, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Detroit and Boston on Saturday, with the host Tigers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Detroit hands the ball to starter Andrew Oliver in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Boston counters with Clay Buchholz, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.

View Boston vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Tigers as +120 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked Tigers and the American League No. 6-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.4 hits on average).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Boston won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Tigers on May 27. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Detroit on Friday at Comerica Park behind starter Tim Wakefield.

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

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
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 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Boston is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Detroit is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Detroit is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Detroit, Sunday, May 29