Chris Sale might be the best pitcher in baseball right now. Aside from his sterling 2.19 ERA and ridiculous 0.79 WHIP, he leads the MLB in strikeouts by a wide margin. In fact, Sale is looking to become the first pitcher in modern history to record 10-plus strikeouts in nine consecutive games when the Boston Red Sox host the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.
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- Elvis Andrus is 2-for-23 with 7 strikeouts in his career against Chris Sale.
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of the Red Sox’ last 10 games.
- The visiting team is 1-5 SU in the last 6 games between the Rangers and Red Sox.
Opposing Sale for the Rangers will be Martin Perez, who has been faring well in his most recent outings. The lefty has posted a 2.79 ERA with a 16/2 K/BB ratio through his three starts in the month of May. Getting after Perez early will be key for the Red Sox, as the 26-year-old has given up seven of his 21 earned runs against in the first inning.
Dustin Pedroia continued swinging the most consistent bat in the Red Sox lineup during the series opener Tuesday with the 11-year veteran going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Pedroia has now gone 9-for-22 with four RBIs and no strikeouts during his current five-game hitting streak. The Rangers have been one of the better offenses in the MLB but their current lineup has struggled against Sale. This Texas squad has hit a collective .153 with 56 K’s to just 10 walks against the lefty.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Texas Rangers before the first pitch in this match found them as 255 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 5.6-4.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 23-21 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 24-22 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Texas injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Boston Red Sox and the league No. 8-ranked Texas Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark.
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 6 ranking for hits at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Texas Rangers are rated No. 25 in the same category at 7.93 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Texas suffered a 11-6 loss against Boston on Tuesday, as A Cashner wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.
- Texas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
- Texas is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games
- Texas is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
- Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games when playing Texas
Next Betting Matchups
Texas at Boston, Thursday, May 25th