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The Houston Astros will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Dallas Keuchel in this game. Keuchel has a 10-8 record and a 3.07 ERA this season.

It'll be Clay Buchholz toeing the rubber for the Red Sox in this contest. Right hander Buchholz is 5-7 with a 5.99 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Red Sox as -128-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total opened at 8.5

The Astros were a 9-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -158 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team record: 50-72
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing Boston

Team record: 55-65
Current Streak: won 4 straight games.
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Boston Saturday, August 16