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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. New York Mets

The Detroit Tigers and the New York Mets will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Citi Field in an interleague contest.

The Tigers will give the ball to starter Doug Fister in this one. Righthander Fister is 10-6 this season with a 3.63 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Daisuke Matsuzaka who starts for the Mets. Righthander Matsuzaka is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-6 loser as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +240 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Mets were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -144 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Detroit: 74-53 SU
New York: 58-67 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing NY Mets
Detroit is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Detroit is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 8 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
NY Mets home to Detroit, Saturday, August 24