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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox

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

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Erik Bedard in this game. Bedard has a 0-1 record and a 8.64 ERA this season.

The Red Sox will counter Bedard with Ryan Dempster. Righthander Dempster has a 3.38 ERA to go along with a 0-2 record this season.

The Astros were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -290 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Boston has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 7-15 SU
Boston: 15-7 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-5
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few trends to consider:
Houston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Boston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Boston home to Houston, Saturday, April 27