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Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Texas duelling Boston on Monday at Fenway Park.
Yu Darvish gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rangers on this day; he's 11-7 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Aaron Cook, who will be looking to improve on his 2-5 mark.
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this one will find them as +115 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 10.5 at its open earlier today.
This game matches up the No. 6 (Red Sox) and the No. 2 (Rangers) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 3 ranked American League offense (4.9 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (9.7 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.
The Rangers were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +128 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas lost in extra innings against the Royals on Sunday as Kansas City edged them 7-6 at Kauffman Stadium.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -205 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Red Sox enjoyed a 6-4 victory at the expense of the Twins on Sunday, with Franklin Morales throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Fenway Park.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Rangers at Red Sox trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Texas' last 20 games on the road
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Texas at Boston, Tuesday, August 7