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Boston Red Sox host Texas Rangers in baseball action

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Sep 4, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Odds

79-61TEAM RECORD84-54

The Boston Red Sox host Texas on Sunday, looking to build on their 84-54 mark against the 79-61 Rangers in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.

John Lackey gets the call for the Boston Red Sox and he will try to build on a 12-10 mark. In the other dugout, Matt Harrison brings a 10-9 ledger to the game for the Rangers as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.

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Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as +-135 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 10.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 3-rated Rangers taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Red Sox in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2 ranked American League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.8 hits per game, more than the Rangers have managed so far this season (9.6 hits on average).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 12-7 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -147 were rewarded, while the 19 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rangers endured a 12-7 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Saturday, with Colby Lewis throwing 3 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Rangers at Red Sox trends to consider:
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Texas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Tampa Bay, Monday, September 5
Boston at Toronto, Monday, September 5

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