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Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Betting Matchup Report

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

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Odds

78-60TEAM RECORD83-53

Boston will look to improve on its 83-53 record when take on Texas, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

Boston sends Andrew Miller out against Derek Holland for the Rangers in this game. Miller is 6-1 with a 4.33 ERA on the season, while Holland is 12-5 on the year and has a 4.30 ERA.

View Texas vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this one will find them as -140 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 10.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 3-rated Rangers in this matchup.

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).

Boston owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 8-rated defense.

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