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Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Preview & Free Pick

Detroit Tigers vs Boston MLB Betting Preview

The Red Sox look to go above .500 for the first time this season with a win tonight, but that is far from easy facing reigning Cy Young winner Justin Verlander.

Venue/ Stadium: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Time/Date: 7 PM EST Tuesday, May 29, 2012
MLB Odds From: Bovada
Moneyline: Tigers -136 / Red Sox +151
Over/Under:  8 runs

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Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox Preview

He will be facing a Boston offense that ranks 3rd in the Majors in runs scored and 4th in team batting average. MLB lines have the Tigers as the away favorite with a total of 8 runs.

In yesterday’s games between these 2 teams the Red Sox beat the Tigers 7-4.

On the season the Tigers have an O/U record of 20-27 with a run-line W/L record of 16-32 and the Red Sox have an O/U record of 28-19 with a run-line W/L record of 22-26.

This season the Red Sox are 11-13 at home and the Tigers are 12-13 on the road.

Verlander (5-2, 2.15 ERA) goes for the Tigers tonight and in his last outing he gave up 2earned runs in 8 innings in a loss to the Indians. Daniel Bard
(4-5, 4.69 ERA) is on the hill for the Red Sox and in his last outing he got the win over the Orioles going 5 innings and giving up 2 earned runs. 


Verlander is 3-2 with a 2.78 ERA in 8 career starts against the Red Sox and while Bard is making his first career start against the Tigers tonight he is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 6 relief appearances facing them.

The Red Sox are 6-4 in their last 10 games and the Tigers are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Verlander must be wary facing Ryan Sweeney, who is hitting .325 this season and is hitting a red-hot .462 in his last 8 games facing Detroit.

The Tigers rank 12th in the Majors in runs scored and 7th in team batting average and sluggers Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 16 HR this season and 68 RBI. Delmon Young is swinging a hot bat hitting .333 in his last 10 games.

In some betting trends for this AL match up the Tigers are 24-11 in their last 35 road games vs. a right-handed starter, 13-4 in Verlander’s last 17 road starts, and they have an Under record of 8-3 in their last 11 games.

The Red Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 home games, 12-5 in their last 17 overall, and they have an Over record of 19-9-1 in their last 29 home games.

Jason’s Pick: The Red Sox have played well after a terrible start, but even at home they will not get a win with Verlander on the hill.

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