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Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Preview 10/17/2013

 
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The Detroit Tigers will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Thursday when they take on the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park.

The Red Sox will trot Jon Lester out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Lester has a 16-9 record and a 3.64 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Tigers will be Anibal Sanchez. The righthander has a 2.67 ERA to go along with a 15-9 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Tigers, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -110 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Boston: 97-65 SU
Detroit: 93-69 SU
BOSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

DETROIT MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Boston's last 20 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games at home
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit's last 15 games

NEXT UP:
Detroit at Boston, Saturday, October 19