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Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros

A winning streak will be on the line for the Boston Red Sox on Monday when they battle the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

John Lackey will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Righthander Lackey is 7-8 this season with a 3.23 ERA.

The Astros will counter Lackey with Brett Oberholtzer. Lefthander Oberholtzer has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.

The Red Sox were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -210 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Houston lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Twins on August 4. Bettors who backed the Twins at -169 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Boston has won 2 straight games.
Houston has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 68-45 SU
Houston: 36-74 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 9-1
After playing Arizona are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston's last 19 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Houston home to Boston, Tuesday, August 6