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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

The Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Comerica Park.

The Red Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander John Lackey in this game. Lackey has a 11-13 record and a 3.61 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Justin Verlander who starts for the Tigers. Righthander Verlander is 14-12 with a 3.24 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -129 were rewarded, while the 11 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 Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston's last 18 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games at home
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 13 games

Next up:
Detroit home to Boston, Wednesday, October 16