Texas favored by -150 against Boston on Sunday
Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Odds
The Texas Rangers host Boston on Sunday, looking to build on their 19-11 mark against the 20-10 Red Sox in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.
Jon Lester gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Red Sox on this day; he's 4-0 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Yu Darvish, who will be looking to improve on his 5-1 mark.
The Red Sox were listed as +-150 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game puts the Rangers, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Red Sox, who rate an American League No. 3 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 9 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).
Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.
Boston lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Rangers on May 4. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston suffered a 5-1 loss against Texas on Saturday, as John Lackey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Texas are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
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
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing Texas
Boston is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
Boston home to Minnesota, Monday, May 6
Texas at Chi Cubs, Monday, May 6