VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
ALDS Betting Notebook
Tampa Bay vs. Boston

Series Price: Red Sox (-130) Rays (+110)
Series Format: Boston (2-2-1)

Game 1 - Friday, Oct. 4
Game 2 - Saturday, Oct. 5
Game 3 - Monday, Oct. 7
Game 4* - Tuesday, Oct. 8
Game 5* - Thursday, Oct. 10

Records

Overall
Tampa Bay - 92-71
Boston - 97-65

Home
Tampa Bay - 51-30
Boston - 53-28

Away
Tampa Bay - 41-41
Boston - 44-37

Head-to-Head (19 Games)
Overall: Boston 12-7
Fenway Park: Boston 6-3
Tropicana Field: Boston 6-4

Total Notes (Over/Under)

Overall
Tampa Bay - 76-78-9
Boston - 74-81

Home
Tampa Bay - 38-39-4
Boston - 35-43

Away
Tampa Bay - 37-39-5
Boston - 40-38

Head-to-Head (19 Games)
Overall: Under - 14-5
Fenway Park: Under - 10-0
Tropicana Field: Under - 5-4

Game 1 Starters

Tampa Bay - Matt Moore (17-4, 3.29 ERA)

-- The Rays went 21-6 in Moore's 27 appearances, 14-2 on the road.
-- The Rayss went 6-2 in Moore's eight starts after the All-Star break.
-- Moore beat the Red Sox twice this season, including a complete-game shutout at Boston in mid-July. The Rays won each of Moore's starts against Boston as a favorite this season.
-- Moore hit the 'over' in nine of 15 road starts this season, which includes a 1-1 mark against the Red Sox.
-- Moore is making his second career postseason start after beating the Rangers in the 2011 ALDS as a +160 underdog.

Boston - Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75 ERA)

-- The Red Sox went 19-14 in Lester's 33 appearances, 11-2 at home.
-- The Red Sox went 3-3 in Lester's last six starts of the season.
-- Lester faced Tampa Bay four times this season as the Red Sox posted a 3-1 record.
-- In Lester's two home starts against Tampa Bay, he gave up 12 hits and 3 earned runs in 13 1/3 innings.
-- Lester saw the 'over' go 16-15-2 on the season but the 'under' was 7-6 in his 13 home starts.
-- Lester owns a 2-3 postseason record, but went 0-2 against the Rays in the 2008 ALCS with an ERA of 4.97.

Detroit vs. Oakland

Series Price: Tigers (-155) Athletics (+135)
Series Format: Oakland (2-2-1)

Game 1 - Friday, Oct. 4
Game 2 - Saturday, Oct. 5
Game 3 - Monday, Oct. 7
Game 4* - Tuesday, Oct. 8
Game 5* - Thursday, Oct. 10

Records

Overall
Detroit - 93-69
Oakland - 96-66

Home
Detroit - 51-30
Oakland - 52-39

Away
Detroit - 42-39
Oakland - 44-37

Head-to-Head (7 Games)
Overall: Oakland 4-3
Comerica Park: Oakland 3-1
O.Co Coliseum: Detroit 2-1

Total Notes (Over/Under)

Overall
Detroit - 81-75-6
Oakland - 84-74-4

Home
Detroit - 45-32-5
Oakland - 40-40-1

Away
Detroit - 36-44-1
Oakland - 44-34-3

Head-to-Head (7 Games)
Overall: Over - 6-1
Comerica Park: Over - 4-0
O.Co Coliseum: Over 2-1

Game 1 Starters

Detroit - Max Scherzer (21-3, 2.90 ERA)

-- The Tigers went 25-7 in Scherzer's 32 appearances, 11-5 on road
-- The Tigers went 6-2 in his final eight starts
-- Scherzer faced the A's twice this season and produced a pair of no decisions while the Tigers split the two games. Detroit blew a 3-0 lead at Oakland in mid-April as Scherzer struck out 11 batters in six innings as the Tigers lost, 4-3. In the next meeting at Comerica park in late August, the Tigers rallied from a five-run deficit to bail out Scherzer as a -190 home favorite in a 7-6 victory, in spite of the righty allowing six runs in five innings.
-- The 'under' was 17-14-1 in Scherzer's starts, 11-5 to the 'under' on the road.
-- Scherzer has put together a 2-1 career playoff record, but allowed 12 hits and five runs in 17 1/3 innings in the 2012 playoffs.

Oakland - Bartolo Colon (18-6, 2.65 ERA)

-- The A's have gone 21-9 in Colon's 30 starts, which includes an 11-5 home mark.
-- The A's won each of Colon's final four starts of the season.
-- Colon pitched opposite Scherzer in two starts against the Tigers this season, allowing four earned runs in 12 innings.
-- Colon saw the 'over' go 17-13 this season, including a 9-7 record to the 'over' at home.
-- Colon is making his first postseason start since 2005 when he was a member of the Angels. The last time Colon won in the playoffs came back in 2001 with the Indians.

  
HEADLINES
News: 2017 MVP & Cy Young Odds
Darvish gets Opening Day nod for Rangers
Rangers re-sign Odor for 6 years, $49.5M
Ailing Price making progress, plays catch
Duffy, Kennedy will front Royals' rotation
Rays OF Rasmus to start season on DL
Indians OF Chisenhall sprains shoulder
O's OF Jones back from Team USA
Indians, Ramirez agree to extension
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks
2016 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 8851
Jim Feist + 4765
John Fisher + 3257
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 2523
Kevin Rogers + 1791
Jim Feist + 1589
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 3455
John Fisher + 1505
Jim Feist + 1416
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jim Feist + 3403
Antony Dinero + 2618
Micah Roberts + 2249
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 2873
Antony Dinero + 2798
Jim Feist + 1845
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Micah Roberts + 2836
Mark Franco + 1570
Bill Marzano + 1455
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership