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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros

The Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.

The Red Sox will give the ball to starter Ryan Dempster in this one. Righthander Dempster is 6-8 this season with a 4.54 ERA.

It'll be Jarred Cosart toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Righthander Cosart is 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA so far this season.

Boston won its last outing, a 15-10 result against the Astros on August 6. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -171 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (25) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Boston: 69-46 SU
Houston: 37-75 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

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

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
Houston is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games at home
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Kansas City, Thursday, August 8
Houston home to Texas, Friday, August 9