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The Chicago White Sox will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Lefthander Hector Santiago will take the mound for the White Sox to start this game. Santiago is 4-5 this season with a 3.14 ERA.

It'll be Ryan Dempster toeing the rubber for the Red Sox in this contest. Righthander Dempster is 6-9 with a 4.77 ERA so far this season.

The White Sox were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -240 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +137 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 56-76 SU
Boston: 79-56 SU

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

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Chi White Sox, Saturday, August 31