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Matchup Reports

Sunday at 1:35 PM
HOUSTON (7-17) AT BOSTON (17-7) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
967: HOUSTON
968: BOSTON
9.5
-203
7-17
17-7
14-8-2
14-9-1
4.0 / 5.9
5.1 / 3.6
(R) B NORRIS
(R) J LACKEY
3-2
0-1
4.12
4.16
1.58
1.39
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Partly Cloudy   Temperature: 62.0 °
Humidity: 46   Wind: East at 17.3 MPH (15 KT)
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
HOUSTONNORRIS-114
BOSTONLACKEY +114 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
HOUSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
after a loss3-13-9.476-152-49.2645-679-55.69-6117-102607-661
after 3 or more consecutive losses3-5-1.437-57-6.9169-179-4.64-442-47153-183
when playing against a team with a winning record0-8-852-120-43.2552-677-73.26-188-76587-598
in all games7-17-7.6119-230-71.71325-1331-110.114-8181-1541254-1301
when the total is 9 to 9.50-3-38-25-14.4386-411-73.51-018-10366-385
as a road underdog of +175 to +2001-4-2.210-40-21.637-76-7.53-228-1863-45
in road games3-9-4.248-127-52.3595-733-91.97-489-78651-634
on the road when the total is 9 to 9.50-2-24-17-11179-227-40.91-012-7193-194
in April games6-17-925-48-16.2192-218-49.513-846-25196-194
when playing on Sunday1-3-1.615-41-19.1229-193+222-128-22195-203
in day games1-5-429-74-35.6397-419-58.73-250-44353-425
in games played on a grass field7-17-7.6117-229-73.71104-1179-131.714-8180-1521076-1120
against right-handed starters5-11-480-170-62.6987-1001-91.38-6127-111953-966

BOSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
when playing on Sunday2-2-0.834-22+8.3240-191+82-225-29181-223
in day games8-2+5.661-48+1.7455-374-12.13-754-52381-404
in games played on a grass field15-6+7.5158-153-421314-1026-14.812-8153-1411071-1143
against right-handed starters12-5+6115-122-44.61078-830+6.811-5122-104883-923
after a win11-6+3.896-76-0.9824-661-29.79-786-78721-697
after 3 or more consecutive wins5-2+2.233-23+2.1244-203-27.35-224-28218-209
when playing against a team with a losing record11-2+9.280-64-15755-507+28-472-65599-594
in all games17-7+9178-172-40.41489-1200-47.614-9174-1591250-1303
when the total is 9 to 9.53-3-0.664-76-35.4544-486-652-374-59487-492
as a home favorite of -175 to -2000-0011-16-18.2110-79-35.70-013-1285-92
in home games10-5+3.291-88-36793-554-317-796-73642-632
at home when the total is 9 to 9.53-2+0.439-48-28.6283-213-262-247-36247-231
in April games17-7+939-33-3.3241-164+34.214-938-29186-193
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/14/2013HUMBER(R)@ LA ANGELSWILSON(L)1-4L1908 ovU7100950
4/15/2013BEDARD(L)@ OAKLANDMILONE(L)2-11L1807 ovO870960
4/16/2013PEACOCK(R)@ OAKLANDGRIFFIN(R)3-4L2107.5 evU660870
4/17/2013NORRIS(R)@ OAKLANDCOLON(R)5-7L1758 unO11511180
4/19/2013HARRELL(R)CLEVELANDMYERS(R)3-2W+1058.5 ovU660890
4/20/2013HUMBER(R)CLEVELANDKAZMIR(L)6-19L+1008.5 ovO118322120
4/21/2013BEDARD(L)CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)4-5L-1059 unP8801180
4/22/2013PEACOCK(R)SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)1-7L+1507.5 ovO7621260
4/23/2013NORRIS(R)SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R)3-2W+1157.5 ovU8110972
4/24/2013HARRELL(R)SEATTLESAUNDERS(L)10-3W-1108 evO1440970
4/25/2013HUMBER(R)@ BOSTONBUCHHOLZ(R)2-7L2459 ovP7511170
4/26/2013BEDARD(L)@ BOSTONDEMPSTER(R)3-7L2258.5 evO7801782
4/27/2013PEACOCK(R)@ BOSTONDOUBRONT(L)4-8L2359.5 unO510112111
4/28/2013NORRIS(R)@ BOSTONLACKEY(R) 
4/29/2013HARRELL(R)@ NY YANKEESPETTITTE(L) 
4/30/2013HUMBER(R)@ NY YANKEESKURODA(R) 
5/1/2013BEDARD(L)@ NY YANKEESNOVA(R) 
5/2/2013PEACOCK(R)DETROITPORCELLO(R) 
5/3/2013 DETROIT  
5/4/2013 DETROIT  
5/5/2013 DETROIT  

BOSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/14/2013BUCHHOLZ(R)TAMPA BAYCOBB(R)5-0W-1358.5 unU850351
4/15/2013DEMPSTER(R)TAMPA BAYHELLICKSON(R)3-2W-1458.5 unU430430
4/16/2013DOUBRONT(L)@ CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)7-2W-1158 unO680690
4/17/2013ACEVES(R)@ CLEVELANDMASTERSON(R)6-3W1208 unO15100761
4/18/2013LESTER(L)@ CLEVELANDMCALLISTER(R)6-3W-1208 ovO970641
4/20/2013BUCHHOLZ(R)KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R)4-3W-1358 unU7611071
4/21/2013DEMPSTER(R)KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R)2-4L-1508 unU870850
4/21/2013WEBSTER(R)KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)4-5L-1508 unO991971
4/22/2013DOUBRONT(L)OAKLANDGRIFFIN(R)9-6W-1308 unO980582
4/23/2013ACEVES(R)OAKLANDCOLON(R)0-13L-1158.5 evO3421380
4/24/2013LESTER(L)OAKLANDANDERSON(L)6-5W-1558 ovO1090980
4/25/2013BUCHHOLZ(R)HOUSTONHUMBER(R)7-2W-2859 ovP1170751
4/26/2013DEMPSTER(R)HOUSTONBEDARD(L)7-3W-2508.5 evO1782780
4/27/2013DOUBRONT(L)HOUSTONPEACOCK(R)8-4W-2659.5 unO121115101
4/28/2013LACKEY(R)HOUSTONNORRIS(R) 
4/30/2013LESTER(L)@ TORONTOMORROW(R) 
5/1/2013BUCHHOLZ(R)@ TORONTOBUEHRLE(L) 
5/2/2013DEMPSTER(R)@ TORONTOJOHNSON(R) 
5/3/2013 @ TEXAS  
5/4/2013 @ TEXAS  
5/5/2013 @ TEXAS  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games7-17-7.614-84.00.2500.3075.90.2960.367
Road Games3-9-4.27-44.40.2640.3285.70.2920.364
vs Right-handed Starters5-11-4.18-63.90.2510.3035.20.2930.355
Past 7 Games2-5-2.94-13.90.2460.3155.60.3270.381
Grass Games7-17-7.614-84.00.2500.3075.90.2960.367
Day Games1-5-43-23.80.2540.3125.30.2930.361
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2500.3072481120375250.0391662441115912143113
Road Games4.40.2640.3281241711041130.03514011068776158
Righty Starters3.90.2510.3031654113654190.0460401649103792511
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.561.50098.761501101438571-33175%
Road Games4.251.50048.7272354519281-2010%

BOSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games17-7+914-95.10.2680.3413.60.2220.304
Home Games10-5+3.27-74.50.2550.3264.00.2160.309
vs Right-handed Starters12-5+611-55.50.2690.3463.90.2250.305
Past 7 Games5-3+0.86-15.40.2900.3595.20.2380.338
Grass Games15-6+7.512-84.90.2690.3413.70.2160.305
Day Games8-2+5.63-74.60.2440.3192.30.2040.273
BOSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.10.2680.3412481221883230.0312090212221761892018
Home Games4.50.2550.3261548312351140.03665112410981191514
Righty Starters5.50.2690.3461757715561170.039268154161271271513
BOSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.261.25667.73232551030833-38466.7%
Home Games5.311.46239232336621512-34357.1%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
BUD NORRIS recent results and season statistics
BUD NORRIS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.121.5833-25244.8141127211163-2+2.53-2
Road Starts7.041.6951-127.73.86680551-1+0.81-1
Last 3 Starts4.971.8152-1312.74.277160772-1+21-2
BUD NORRIS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/23/2013SEATTLE3-2+1157.5Win,UnderW5118022IWAKUMA(R)
4/17/2013at OAKLAND5-7+1758Loss,OverL0.7665030COLON(R)
4/12/2013at LA ANGELS5-0+1858Win,UnderW7003025HANSON(R)

JOHN LACKEY recent results and season statistics
JOHN LACKEY - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.161.3860-114.34.32251180-1-10-1
Home Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Last 3 Starts4.161.3860-114.34.32251180-1-10-1
JOHN LACKEY - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/6/2013at TORONTO0-5+1309Loss,UnderL4.3225118HAPP(L)
9/25/2011at NY YANKEES7-4+12510Win,Over 6435034NOVA(R)
9/19/2011BALTIMORE18-9-23011Win,Over 4.38811023MATUSZ(L)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 6-0 (+6.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+3.1 Units)
Games this season
BOSTON is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.1 Units)

All games at BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
BOSTON is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.1 Units)
Games played at BOSTON this season.
BOSTON is 3-0 (+3.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
4/27/2013HOUSTON4+235 Over501101PEACOCK(R)L3.3565
 BOSTON8-2659.5 unWin1201111DOUBRONT(L)W6.7344
4/26/2013HOUSTON3+225 Over70080BEDARD(L)L3580
 BOSTON7-2508.5 evWin174182DEMPSTER(R)W6243
4/25/2013HOUSTON2+245  70151HUMBER(R)L4.77103
 BOSTON7-2859 ovWin111170BUCHHOLZ(R)W7.7262
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
BUD NORRIS vs. BOSTON since 1997
NORRIS is 0-0 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.333.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)
BUD NORRIS recent starts vs. BOSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/1/2011BOSTON5-7+1208.5Loss,Over 64441410WAKEFIELD(R)

JOHN LACKEY vs. HOUSTON since 1997
LACKEY is 0-0 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 11.56 and a WHIP of 2.570.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)
JOHN LACKEY recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/18/2007HOUSTON10-9-2257.5Win,Over 4.7668244SAMPSON(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring BOSTON in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1061, -81.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 56.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (167-127, +10.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in BOSTON games 50.1% of the time since 1997. (1066-1061, -130.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in BOSTON games 56.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (164-126, +18.1 units)
Edge=HOUSTON
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.7% of the time since 1997. (873-815, -58.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 51.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (84-80, -6.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in BOSTON games 51.7% of the time since 1997. (885-826, -58.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in BOSTON games 57% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (110-83, +16.0 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
HOUSTON
[C] 03/31/2013 - Alex White 60-day DL (3/30) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/09/2013 - Josh Fields 15-day DL (4/4) ( Forearm )
[LF] 04/23/2013 - J.D. Martinez 15-day DL (4/20) ( Knee )
[CF] 04/24/2013 - Justin Maxwell 15-day DL (4/24) ( Hand )
BOSTON
[LF] 03/31/2013 - Ryan Kalish 60-day DL (2/20) ( Knee )
[P] 04/01/2013 - Craig Breslow 15-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/01/2013 - Franklin Morales 15-day DL (3/22) ( Back )
[P] 04/10/2013 - John Lackey 15-day DL (4/7); expected to be actvated and start Sunday vs Houston Astros ( Bicep )
[P] 04/14/2013 - Joel Hanrahan 15-day DL (4/14) ( Hamstring )
[RF] 04/28/2013 - Shane Victorino is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Houston Astros ( Back )
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