Red Sox visit Texas Rangers in MLB clash
Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Texas and Boston on Saturday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Alexi Ogando gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 2-2 mark. In the other dugout, John Lackey brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Red Sox as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.
The Red Sox were listed as +-161 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rangers at No. 8 in the American League and the Red Sox at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Texas owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9.2 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Boston was a 7-0 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Red Sox were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Texas staff and losing 7-0 to the Rangers on Friday at Rangers Ballpark.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Red Sox at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 9 games at home
Boston at Texas, Sunday, May 5