The Texas Rangers will pay a visit to Boston to play the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The game gets underway 7:10 p.m. ET and New England Sports Network will be televising this AL matchup.
Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox Odds
Boston (-210) is favored against Texas (+190) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at -110 for the under and -110 for the over. You can also bet on the games spread with the runline odds sitting at Rangers +1.5 runs (-115) and Red Sox -1.5 runs (-105).
The Red Sox are 62-29 straight up (SU) and 53-37 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 19.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 15.8 units (ATS). Boston has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total went over in five of those seven. The Rangers are 40-51 SU and have gone 43-47 ATS. In total, the teams lost 3.6 units for moneyline bettors and 7.4 units ATS. Texas is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven.
Boston games have had an over/under record of 43-44-3 so far in 2018. Texas has an over/under record of 40-43-7.
Mike Minor will get the start for the visiting Rangers. The left-handed Minor (6-4, 4.63 ERA) has recorded 74 strikeouts in 91.1 innings so far. He’s 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Boston this year.
The Red Sox will put the ball in the left hand of Eduardo Rodriguez (10-3, 3.84 ERA, 1.26 WHIP), who has 100 punchouts and 29 walks. Rodriguez is 0-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 7.50 ERA in one start against Texas this year.
Texas pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.28 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.72 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.52, along with a K-per-9 of 8.46.
The Rangers offense has slashed .238/.322/.398 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this year, including 5.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).
Texas offense has been fueled by Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara. Choo is slashing .293/.399/.504 with 17 home runs, 42 RBIs and 52 runs scored. Mazara is hitting .269 with 15 homers, 56 RBIs and 45 runs scored.
For the home team, Boston’s pitching staff has given up 3.7 runs per game overall this season. The clubs starting pitching staff has a 3.79 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.20 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.5 K/9.
The Boston offense has put up 5.4 runs per contest, including 6.7 per game over its last 10 games and 9.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .355/.444/.554 over its last five games and is 5-0 SU during that span.
The Red Sox offense has been led by J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi. Martinez is hitting .329/.392/.646 with 27 home runs, 74 RBIs and 64 runs scored, while Benintendi’s line sits at .293/.379/.515 with 14 homers, 55 RBIs, 65 runs and 16 stolen bases.
The Rangers have gained 0.9 units and are 15-14 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 16 of those games, as opposed to 10 that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Red Sox have lost 0.7 units and are 11-11 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The overs cashed in nine of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under.
Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in five of Boston’s last seven games.
- The Texas defense has allowed six errors over its last five games, compared to three errors for Boston over its last five.
- The Rangers have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 12 over their last 10.