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Moneyline favors Red Sox in battle with Rangers

Texas RangersBoston Red Sox
Aug 8, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Odds

64-45TEAM RECORD55-56

The Boston Red Sox battle the visiting Texas Rangers on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.

The match puts starter Matt Harrison for the Rangers on the hill facing Josh Beckett for the Red Sox. Harrison brings a 13-6 mark to the game, while Beckett is 5-9 to date on the season.

View Texas vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Red Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -101 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Red Sox at No. 7 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.3 hits per game. The Rangers average 9.7 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the American League list.

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.4 runs per game.

In their last action, Texas was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Texas at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jon Lester and the Red Sox 6-3 on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

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

Next up:
Texas home to Detroit, Friday, August 10
Boston at Cleveland, Thursday, August 9