MLB - Fri 21/06/2013 - 07:25 EDT

Tigers vs Red Sox: MLB American League Online Betting Odds

Happy first day of Summer everybody! To celebrate, let’s check in on the Boys of Summer and some Major League Baseball American League action featuring the Detroit Tigers battling the Boston Red Sox in Motown.

These clubs are both divisional leaders as the Red Sox and Tigers currently rule in the AL East and AL Central divisions receptively. First pitch from Comerica Park is slated for 7:08 PM EDT on Friday, June 21, 2013.

Home cooking cranks up the bats in the Motor City

No doubt about it – the Tigers love playing at Comerica Park. Detroit hitters have the highest team batting average in the Majors when they play in their their own yard. The Cats are batting a torrid .302 in the friendly confines down on Woodward Avenue this season. The Rockies, who play in the mile high air at Coors Field in Denver, sport a .286 average to sit a distant second. All that hitting is largely responsible for the Tigers 24-14 record at home where they average 5.5 runs per game.

Red Sox are battling Bruins for center stage attention in Boston

When your season win total is posted at 82.5 chances are good that your season might be a rocky one. Starting over, after your Managerial Circus left town, doesn’t help. Boston opened the season like house on fire as they went 18-8 in April. It hasn’t mattered where the Sox play as their home record is 23-15 and they’re a solid 21-16 on the road. Boston lost the series opener 4-3 last night when Jhonny Peralta belted by a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Boston vs. Detroit MLB Online Betting Odds & Sportsbook Review Game Day Call

We turn to the bookmakers at the sportsbook for the Tigers versus Red Sox game lines. Detroit is posted as home chalk at -1.5 (+145) against the spread and -145 straight up. Boston is listed as road dogs at +1.5 (-190) ATS and +125 S/U while the Over/Under is set at 8.5 (O -120).

Boston LHP Jon Lester is 0-4 (7.20 ERA) over his last four starts and he’s up against Detroit RHP Doug Fister (6-4 ERA .321). We expect some fireworks in Motown during this contest and we will parlay a triple Franklin on the Tigers with the run line and OVER at the Bovada sportsbook!

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