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MLB BASEBALL

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox

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

Righthander Anibal Sanchez will take the mound for the Tigers to start this game. Sanchez is 14-9 this season with a 2.75 ERA.

Sanchez's opponent in this one will be Jon Lester. The Red Sox lefthander has a 3.71 ERA to go along with a 16-8 record this season.

The Tigers were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -119 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Detroit: 93-69 SU
Boston: 97-65 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Boston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Detroit's last 16 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Boston is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Boston's last 16 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Boston home to Detroit, Sunday, October 13