The Detroit Tigers are set to clash with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on May 31, 2024, starting at 7:10 pm under scattered clouds. Kenta Maeda will take the mound for the Tigers, having recorded an ERA of 5.804 this season. His counterpart, Tanner Houck of the Red Sox, enters the matchup with a stellar ERA of 1.901.

As for their rankings, the Tigers are 7th in the 2024 AL Central Division with a balanced 28-28 record and a winning percentage of .500. Their record within the division is 10-9, placing them 4th. Presently, they show a strong recent performance, winning 5 out of their last 10 games and are currently enjoying a one-game winning streak. Their performance varies, with a 14-15 record at home and a 14-13 tally on the road, accumulating 15 wins in day games versus 13 in night games. They’ve scored 240 runs and allowed 235.

On the other hand, the Red Sox, positioned 9th in the AL East Division, carry a nearly neutral 28-29 win-loss record with a .490 winning percentage. They hold a 5-8 record in their division, also ranked 4th. After collecting 5 wins in their last 10 outings, they’re looking to bounce back from a 2-game losing streak. Fenway Park has seen them win 11 times, but lose 16, with a better 17-13 record on the road. They’ve won 13 day games and 15 during the night, scoring 244 runs and conceding 225.

Regarding betting odds, the game has drawn considerable interest. Boston is the slight favorite as evidenced by the MoneyLine odds with the Red Sox at -166 and the Tigers at +140. The point spread is set at -1.5 and suggests a narrow edge for Boston, while the Over/Under is pegged at 8.5, hinting at expectations of moderate scoring from both sides.