Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/6/2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6:15 PM on FOX
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Boston Red Sox - Lester, J (6-6) vs. Detroit Tigers - Scherzer, M (6-2)
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Jon Lester will be looking to pick up his third win in a row on Saturday night when the Boston Red Sox face reigning Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers.
Jon Lester went seven scoreless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays last Sunday and picked up his sixth win of the season. He allowed just four hits in that start and only walked one while striking out a dozen batters. He is now 6-6 on the year with a 3.15 ERA and he has struck out 95 hitters in 80 innings of work.
Miguel Cabrera has always liked facing Lester, going 10-for-21 against him with two doubles, a home run and three RBI. Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is 11-for-38 against Lester with two doubles, two triples, a home run and five RBI.
Max Scherzer lost for just the second time in his last start when he was defeated by the Seattle Mariners on the road. In 6.2 innings, he allowed four runs in that game and struck out seven while walking no one. He now has a 3.20 ERA through 78.2 innings, but his walk rate is a bit up from last season and he is giving up eight hits per nine innings.
Red Sox DH David Ortiz has eight hits in 17 at-bats against Scherzer in his career with a double, a triple and a home run.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 23-34-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.2
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 27-25-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
06/02/14 1B Mike Carp Foot 15-day DL (6/1)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 15-day DL (5/30)
05/29/14 P Clay Buchholz Knee 15-day DL (5/27)
05/25/14 1B Mike Napoli Finger 15-day DL (5/24)
05/24/14 RF Shane Victorino Hamstring 15-day DL (5/24)
05/21/14 P Felix Doubront Shoulder 15-day DL (5/20)
05/17/14 3B Will Middlebrooks Finger 15-day DL (5/16)
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
06/05/14 SS Eugenio Suarez Knee questionable
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Boston
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