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Moneyline favors Red Sox in battle with Tigers

Detroit TigersBoston Red Sox
May 31, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Odds

23-27TEAM RECORD26-24

The Red Sox get a visit from the Detroit Tigers in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Josh Beckett gets the call for the Boston Red Sox and he will try to build on a 4-4 mark. In the other dugout, Max Scherzer brings a 4-3 ledger to the game for the Tigers as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.

View Detroit vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as underdogs of +-155 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Tigers taking on the American League's No. 7-rated Red Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.3 runs per game) against a Tigers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.7 hits per game, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

The Tigers were a 6-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-4 to Boston on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Tigers at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Detroit home to NY Yankees, Friday, June 1
Boston at Toronto, Friday, June 1