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Doug Fister faces Jon Lester in MLB odds action

Boston Red SoxDetroit Tigers
June 21, 7:08 PM | GrassComerica Park

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers Odds

44-31TEAM RECORD40-31

The Detroit Tigers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Boston Red Sox invade Comerica Park on Friday.

Jon Lester, with a record of 6-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Red Sox, while the Tigers trot Doug Fister to the mound in this one. He is 6-4 so far in 2013.

View Boston vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -135 for the Tigers in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 1-rated Tigers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Detroit has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 10 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

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. Boston suffered a 4-3 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as John Lackey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
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 Tigers Trends:
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 Red Sox at Tigers 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:
Boston at Detroit, Saturday, June 22