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Martin Perez vs Felix Doubront matchup featured in MLB action

Texas Rangers

Boston Red Sox
3-4 April 08, 2014, 06:10 PM | Fenway Park 3-4

Baseball bettors look for value at Fenway Park on Tuesday as host Boston battles the Texas Rangers in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Felix Doubront for the Red Sox (1-0 on the year) and Martin Perez for Texas (0-0 so far). View Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

Boston was a -134 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 9.5.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Red Sox and the league No. 9-ranked Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Rangers were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -153 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rangers endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Monday, with Tanner Scheppers throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Fenway Park.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's No. 21-ranked scoring average of 3.43 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 16 and scoring 3.71 runs per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.71 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Texas features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 at home, scoring 3.25 runs per game.

Next up:
Texas at Boston, Wednesday, April 9th