MLB Matchups  >>  Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Preview 06/21/2013

 
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The fans at Comerica Park will be treated to a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers when they take their seats on Friday.

Jon Lester will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Lefthander Lester is 6-4 this season with a 4.37 ERA.

Lester's opponent in this one will be Doug Fister. The Tigers righthander has a 3.20 ERA to go along with a 6-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Red Sox, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -111 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Boston has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Boston: 44-31 SU
Detroit: 40-31 SU
BOSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

DETROIT MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing Boston

NEXT UP:
Detroit home to Boston, Saturday, June 22