In the rubber match of a three games series today in Texas, the Rangers will take on the Red Sox and look to improve upon their American League leading 48 wins. The first two games of this series have seen the teams combine to score 28 runs, and with Clay Buchholz and Martin Perez taking the mound, another high scoring game is expected.
- The Rangers are 9-2 in their last 11 games
- The total has gone OVER in four of Boston’s last five road games
- Texas is 4-1 in its last five home games vs Boston
The total for the game opened at 10 runs, which is the second highest total of the day. After a stint in the bullpen, Buchholz will make his second straight start. He’s been brutal on the road this season, recording a 6.14 ERA in six appearances. He has been settling down a bit in June though. He has a 4.05 ERA in the month compared to 6.00 in May and 6.51 in April.
As for Perez, the Rangers have won six straight games with him as the starter. He’s allowed four earned runs in each of his last two starts, but received 15 combined runs of support in those games. Red Sox hitters have just 29 combined at-bats against him, and have hit .310.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Texas Rangers as 108 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 10 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bodog.
Odds – Shark
computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.4-5.0 win for the Red Sox on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Texas Rangers sport a record of 48-27 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 41-33 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Boston injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 11 (Texas Rangers) and the No. 14 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 6-rated offense, averaging 4.87 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 19 at 4.66 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 9.07 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (10.22 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 22-rated road mark, allowing 4.82 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Boston suffered a 10-3 loss against Texas on Saturday, as S Wright wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at Globe Life Park.
- Boston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
- Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Texas is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
- Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
- Texas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Texas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Boston at Tampa Bay, Monday, June 27th
Texas at New York, Monday, June 27th