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MLB Odds: Red Sox vs. Tigers

The Boston Red Sox have won four in a row against the Tigers as the begin a four-game set in Detroit tonight.

Alfredo Aceves (1-0, 2.42) gets the start for Boston tonight, while Max Scherzer (6-1, 2.98) will go for the Tigers. Aceves made his first start of the season last week against the White Sox and allowed one run on three hits over five innings. Scherzer suffered his first loss of the season last time out after giving up three runs on seven hits in 5 2-3 innings against Pittsburgh.

View Boston vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as +-120 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Sox sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Detroit's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Tigers have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Detroit owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 9-rated defense.

In their last action, Boston was a 14-2 winner on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Boston at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Boston routed Cleveland on Wednesday by a 14-2 score at Progressive Field, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Red Sox at Tigers trends to consider:
Boston is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Detroit is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games ,
Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Detroit, Friday, May 27