The Red Sox hit the road this weekend a day after their extra-innings win over the ChiSox to take on the hottest team in Major League Baseball, the Texas Rangers. The Sox will send their Ace David Price (8-4, 4.24 ERA) to the mound to face Nick Martinez (1-1, 5.14 ERA) who is making just his second start of the year for the Rangers.
- The favored team is 14-6 in its last 20 games in this matchup.
- The Rangers are 3-7 in their last 10 games with Martinez as their starting pitcher.
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of the Red Sox’ last 11 games as a favorite of -180 or more.
Since his rather rocky start, David Price has honed in his stuff and is looking like the number one guy the Red Sox paid him to be. The lefty has lowered his ERA every month with his new club and has posted a shiny 2.32 ERA through his four June starts. Price will have to be sharp tonight as he faces a Rangers lineup that has been crushing everyone lately.
The Rangers (47-26) now own the second best winning percentage in the majors, just behind the Chicago Cubs (47-24) after many of Texas’ off season acquisitions and prospect call ups have panned out.
That being said, there’s plenty working against the red-hot bats from Arlington in this one as they will send Nick Martinez to the mound in a pitching matchup the recent Triple-A call up is heavily outweighed in star-power. In his only MLB start this year, Martinez was roughed up by the Cardinals for three runs and was pulled early in the fifth inning.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Texas Rangers as 153 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as Bodog.
Odds – Shark
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Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Texas (47-26) will face the 40-32 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Boston injuries news.
The Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings have the Texas Rangers at No. 11 and the Boston Red Sox at No. 14 heading into this contest.
Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 9 ranked offense (4.77 runs per game) against a Boston Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 18 at 4.56 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 8.95 hits per game, less than the Boston Red Sox have managed so far this season (10.28 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Boston needed extra innings to get the job done against the White Sox on Thursday as the Red Sox defeated them 8-7 at Fenway Park.
The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating D Straily and the Reds 6-4 on Wednesday at Globe Life Park.
- Boston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games on the road
- Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
- Texas is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
- Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Texas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at Texas, Saturday, June 25th