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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers

A winning streak will be on the line for the Texas Rangers on Sunday when they battle the Boston Red Sox at Rangers Ballpark.

Lefthander Jon Lester will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Lester is 4-0 this season with a 3.11 ERA.

The Rangers will counter Lester with Yu Darvish. Righthander Darvish has a 2.33 ERA to go along with a 5-1 record this season.

Boston lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Rangers on May 4. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Boston has lost 2 straight games.
Texas has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 20-10 SU
Texas: 19-11 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Texas
Boston is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Minnesota, Monday, May 6
Texas at Chi Cubs, Monday, May 6