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Rangers vs Red Sox Baseball Game Preview

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April 18, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Odds


The Boston Red Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Texas Rangers invade Fenway Park on Wednesday.

Josh Beckett gets the call for the Boston Red Sox and he will try to build on a 1-1 mark. In the other dugout, Derek Holland brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Rangers as he tries to quiet the Red Sox bats.

View Texas vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox - Rangers odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 1 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 8 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 5.1 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.7 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (10.1 per nine innings).

Boston owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 6.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 1-rated defense.

Texas was a 18-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They won as +103 underdogs, while the total score of 21 made winners of OVER bettors. Texas ran up the score in their last game on Tuesday, jumping to a lead and resulting in an 18 -3 victory against Boston.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rangers at Red Sox trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing Texas
Boston is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Detroit, Thursday, April 19
Boston home to NY Yankees, Friday, April 20