Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Preview

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May 3, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Odds

20-8TEAM RECORD17-11

The visiting Red Sox hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Rangers Ballpark against the Texas Rangers.

Texas sends Derek Holland out against Felix Doubront for the Red Sox in this game. Holland is 1-2 with a 3.37 ERA on the season, while Doubront is 3-0 on the year and has a 4.24 ERA.

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Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Texas sat as -150 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 9.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Rangers) and the No. 3 (Red Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 8-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.2 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

In their last action, Boston was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Boston at -117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Blue Jays, a 3-1 final on Thursday in support of Ryan Dempster at Rogers Centre.

In their last action, Texas was a 3-1 loser at home against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at +145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas suffered a 3-1 loss against Chicago on Thursday, as Justin Grimm wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Red Sox at Rangers trends to consider:
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games

Next up:
Boston at Texas, Saturday, May 4

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