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Boston Red Sox host Texas Rangers in baseball action

Texas RangersBoston Red Sox
Sep 2, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Odds

78-60TEAM RECORD83-53

Boston will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Texas Rangers pay a visit to Fenway Park.

The Red Sox will rely on Andrew Miller to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Derek Holland will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Andrew Miller is 6-1 this season, and Derek Holland is 12-5.

View Texas vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Red Sox as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 10.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 3 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (9.6 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Rays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -156 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Rays on Thursday, with C.J. Wilson throwing 6 innings of 2-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Boston lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Yankees on September 1. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +178 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to New York on Thursday at Fenway Park.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rangers at Red Sox trends to consider:
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games at home
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Boston's last 18 games

Next up:
Texas at Boston, Saturday, September 3