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Red Sox face Texas Rangers: MLB odds preview and stats

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Aug 25, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Odds

79-50TEAM RECORD74-57

The Rangers get a visit from the Boston Red Sox in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Texas hands the ball to starter Alexi Ogando in this one and he'll try to improve on his 12-5 mark on the year. Boston counters with Andrew Miller, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

View Boston vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Texas sat as -171 favorites. The total was set at 10.

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

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Texas and its American League No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 5.1 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 2 lineup of the Red Sox at 5.4 runs per outing.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 5.9 runs per game.

Boston was a 13-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They won as -109 favorites, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors. Boston ran up the score in their last game on Wednesday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 13-2 victory against Texas.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Texas
Texas is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Boston
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Oakland, Friday, August 26
Texas home to LA Angels, Friday, August 26

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