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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox

The Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Fenway Park.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Bud Norris in this game. Norris has a 3-2 record and a 4.12 ERA this season.

It'll be John Lackey toeing the rubber for the Red Sox in this contest. Righthander Lackey is 0-1 with a 4.16 ERA so far this season.

The Astros were an 8-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -260 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 3 straight games.
Boston has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 7-17 SU
Boston: 17-7 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Boston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Boston
Houston is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Houston at NY Yankees, Monday, April 29
Boston at Toronto, Tuesday, April 30