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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Dodger Stadium in an interleague contest.

The Red Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander John Lackey in this game. Lackey has a 8-10 record and a 3.22 ERA this season.

Lackey's opponent in this one will be Ricky Nolasco. The Dodgers righthander has a 3.60 ERA to go along with a 9-9 record this season.

In their last action, Boston was a 12-1 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on Boston at -160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 6-0 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Los Angeles at -240 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 75-54 SU
Los Angeles: 75-52 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-3
After playing San Francisco are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Boston are 5-4
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Dodgers are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Dodgers's last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to Boston, Saturday, August 24