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Texas RangersBoston Red Sox
April 17, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Odds

8-2TEAM RECORD4-6

Texas pays a visit to Boston on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Red Sox bats in baseball action at Fenway Park.

Boston hands the ball to starter Jon Lester in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Texas counters with Colby Lewis, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this one will find them as -119 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 8 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 7 in the same category at 9 per game.

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 7.8 runs per game.

The Rangers were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 4-3 final on Sunday in support of Neftali Feliz at Target Field.

The Red Sox were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +104 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Red Sox were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 1-0 to the Rays on Monday at Fenway Park.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Texas at Boston, Wednesday, April 18

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