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MLB BASEBALL

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox will be trying to extend a winning streak on Tuesday when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park.

The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Cliff Lee in this game. Lee has a 5-2 record and a 2.48 ERA this season.

The Red Sox will counter Lee with Ryan Dempster. Righthander Dempster has a 4.69 ERA to go along with a 2-5 record this season.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 9-3 loser on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -174 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.
Boston has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 24-27 SU
Boston: 32-20 SU

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

Boston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games

Next up:
Boston at Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 29