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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.
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
Boston home to Detroit, Sunday, October 13