MLB Matchups  >>  Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Preview 07/12/2014

 
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The Boston Red Sox will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

The Red Sox will trot Jake Peavy out to the mound in this one. Right hander Peavy has a 1-7 record and a 4.64 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Astros will be Collin McHugh. The right hander has a 3.28 ERA to go along with a 4-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 117-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.

Boston won its last outing, a 8-3 result against the Astros on July 11. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Boston:
Team record: 42-51
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston:
Team record: 39-55
Next up:
Boston at Houston Sunday, July 13