MLB betting on Monday features an ESPN televised contest as the Detroit Tigers visit the Boston Red Sox. It is the first of a four-game series between the two teams.
Those that bet on MLB action should find some interesting trends to consider for this game.
MLB betting scheduling tells us that the Tigers are playing the first game of a four-game road trip while the Red Sox are home for only four games. The Red Sox have done pretty well in this series, winning 12 of the last 20 games as MLB betting statistics indicate. The Red Sox have won six of the last 10 between the two in MLB betting at Boston.
When Detroit and Boston get together they usually play low scoring games in MLB betting. 12 of the last 20 meetings have gone under the bet on MLB total at the sports book with two ties. It is even lower scoring at Boston with 7 of the last 10 meetings staying under the MLB betting total with one tie.
The MLB betting matchup at the sportsbook on Monday has Edwin Jackson scheduled for Detroit and Brad Penny going for Boston. Jackson is 8-5 on the season with a 2.62 ERA while Penny is 7-6 with a 5.20 ERA. Jackson nearly threw a complete game shutout in his last outing against Baltimore but gave up two ninth inning runs. He is 2-4 with a 5.44 ERA in his career against Boston including 0-4 at Fenway.
Penny has slipped of late for Boston in MLB betting. He gave up three home runs in his last start, a 6-4 loss to Tampa. He has given up five or more runs in three of his last four starts. Penny is 5-2 at home this season with a 4.72 ERA as MLB betting statistics indicate.
Detroit has not been a good team in MLB betting at the sports book on the road this season. That is one of the main reasons they have just a slight lead in the American League Central instead of a big lead. The Tigers are right in the middle of the league in offense as MLB betting numbers show while they are in the Top 10 in pitching bet on MLB stats.
Boston has been solid at home this season versus the sportsbook number and about .500 on the road. The Red Sox have slipped in recent weeks though and making the playoffs is no longer a guarantee as it once was.
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