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Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

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

John Lackey will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Righthander Lackey is 4-5 this season with a 3.08 ERA.

Lackey's opponent in this one will be Jose Alvarez. The Tigers lefthander has a 1.50 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

The Red Sox were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +119 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Detroit was a 13-3 loser at home against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Detroit has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 44-30 SU
Detroit: 39-31 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 9 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 10 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Detroit is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to Boston, Friday, June 21