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Tigers vs Red Sox Baseball Game Preview

Detroit TigersBoston Red Sox
May 30, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Detroit Tigers vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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

For the Red Sox, Jon Lester gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tigers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Drew Smyly, 2-1 on the year.

View Detroit vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Red Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -150 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

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:
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 4.3 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).

Detroit brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 13-ranked defense.

The Tigers were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +145 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Boston on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

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

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
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 4 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Boston is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Detroit at Boston, Thursday, May 31