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Josh Beckett, Matt Harrison take mound in Rangers vs Red Sox tilt

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Aug 24, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Odds

78-50TEAM RECORD74-56

The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

Josh Beckett gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Red Sox on this day; he's 10-5 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Matt Harrison, who will be looking to improve on his 10-8 mark.

View Boston vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -115 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Rangers sit at No. 3 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Red Sox sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 3 ranked American League offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.7 hits on average).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6 runs per game.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 11-5 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +127 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 11-5 victory over Texas on Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark behind starter John Lackey.

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

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

A few Red Sox at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
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 at home against Boston
Texas is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
Texas is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Boston at Texas, Thursday, August 25

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