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Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox

The Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Fenway Park.

Lefthander Derek Holland will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Holland is 5-2 this season with a 2.81 ERA.

Starting this game for the Red Sox will be Jon Lester. The lefthander has a 3.53 ERA to go along with a 6-2 record this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +117 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Texas: 36-22 SU
Boston: 36-24 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
Texas at Toronto, Friday, June 7
Boston home to LA Angels, Friday, June 7