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Texas Sends Yovani Gallardo vs Steven Wright in Boston Red Sox vs Rangers Game

Globe Life Park hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Friday.

Yovani Gallardo will take the mound for the Texas Rangers, and he'll carry a 4-6 record into the contest. Steven Wright gets the ball for the Boston Red Sox; he's 2-1 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Texas Rangers as -129 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 4.4-3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers sport a record of 23-25 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 22-26 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Boston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 16 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 9 ranked offense (4.46 runs per game) against a Boston Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 25 at 4.67 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 8.33 hits per game, more than the Boston Red Sox have managed so far this season (8.27 hits on average).

Defensively, Boston features the No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.69 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 at home, scoring 4.05 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox enjoyed a 5-1 victory at the expense of the Rangers on Thursday, with Eduardo Rodriguez throwing 7 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston's last 15 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games on the road
  • Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Texas, Saturday, May 30th