Any time the reigning World Series champions take on an MLB odds powerhouse, the baseball betting community takes notice, but don’t think that the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers don’t still have plenty to prove in 2014. In fact, if they don’t start proving their worth soon, we’ll be left wondering if they ever will.
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Below .500 and hard pressed to win their division, the Red Sox will hope for a strong showing on the road at Comerica Park. The AL East is as competitive as ever with the Blue Jays suddenly living up to expectations, the O’s enjoying the proceeds of their star-studded lineup and the Yankees bouncing back after a disappointing 2013.
Boston holds just +500 odds of winning the AL East and 25/1 odds on the World Series futures.
The Tigers, in contrast, have fared well enough in their division – an admittedly watered down AL Central – but also haven’t left much of an impression thus far in 2014. Although Miguel Cabrera has returned to form after a slow start, his team has dropped out of the top spot in the sportsbook.
Now with third-ranked 7/1 odds of winning the World Series, Detroit will look to start making critics believe that this is the year they finally put it all together. It won’t be easy, but it could start this weekend.
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