MLB Matchups  >>  Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox Preview 04/25/2013

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

Philip Humber will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Righthander Humber is 0-4 this season with a 6.63 ERA.

The Red Sox will counter Humber with Clay Buchholz. Righthander Buchholz has a 0.90 ERA to go along with a 4-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 245-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 10-3 winner as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at -110 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Boston won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Athletics on April 24. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

CURRENT STREAK:
Houston has won 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Houston: 7-14 SU
Boston: 14-7 SU
HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 3-6
After playing Seattle are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

BOSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 7-2
After playing Oakland are 1-9
After a win are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Houston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 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 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
Boston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games

NEXT UP:
Boston home to Houston, Friday, April 26