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Verlander vs Bard Betting Preview

MLB wagering interest swings to the Boston vs Detroit battle on Tuesday at Fenway Park as the Red Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Detroit puts its faith in starter Justin Verlander to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-2. Getting the ball for the Red Sox is Daniel Bard, who owns a 3-5 record on the season with a 4.75 ERA.

View Detroit vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Detroit before the first pitch in this match will find them as 140-moneyline favorites at Bovada. They will see an opening total of 8.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate an American League No. 4 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.3 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Tigers hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-4 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -128 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered a 7-4 loss against Boston on Monday, as Doug Fister wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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


A few Tigers at Red Sox trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games
Detroit is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Boston
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Boston, Wednesday, May 30