Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox will make a road trip to Arlington to square off against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. The game gets underway 8:05 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Southwest is in line to broadcast this AL showdown.
Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers Odds
Boston (-175) is the favorite over Texas (+165) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 11 runs. Odds for playing the game’s total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. There’s a runline of Red Sox -1.5 (-120) and Rangers +1.5 (+100) for this matchup.
The Red Sox are 81-75 SU and have gone 65-90 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 25.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 33.7 units ATS. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 75-81 SU and 84-72 ATS. They’ve gained 6.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.7 units ATS.
Rangers games have an over/under record of 70-83-3 in 2019. The Red Sox have been a strong over bet with a total record of 87-65-3.
Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez is getting the nod for Boston. Rodriguez is 18-6 with a 3.53 ERA and 199 strikeouts. He has yet to face Texas this year, but he did make two starts against the team in 2018, compiling a 1-0 record with a 3.86 ERA and 15 strikeouts.
The Rangers are going with righty Edinson Volquez (0-1, 5.02 ERA), who’s got nine punchouts and 11 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.74. Volquez did not pitch in the majors in 2018.
As a unit, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starters have an ERA of 5.32, a WHIP of 1.47 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 4.63 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.
The Texas hitters have produced 4.9 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .214/.256/.421 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.
Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo have led the Rangers’ offense this year. Andrus is hitting .270/.308/.392 with 12 home runs, 70 RBIs, 75 runs and 28 stolen bases, and Choo’s line is .266/.368/.452 with 23 homers, 59 RBIs, 87 runs and 13 stolen bases.
In the visiting dugout, Boston’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.89 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.57 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.35, along with a K/9 of 10.54.
Red Sox hitters have slashed .268/.341/.466 on their way to 5.5 runs scored per game this year, including 4.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Boston’s hitters have been paced by third baseman Rafael Devers and shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who have combined to swat 63 home runs. Devers is slashing .308/.359/.550 with 31 home runs, 113 RBIs and 123 runs scored, while Bogaerts is hitting .304/.379/.550 with 32 homers, 110 RBIs and 106 runs scored.
The Red Sox have lost 12.1 units and are 47-58 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 59 of those games, compared to 44 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Rangers have lost 0.3 units and are 29-27 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in 26 of those games, compared to 28 that went under the total.
Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – UNDER
The under has cashed in only one of Boston’s last seven games.
The Red Sox have a team OPS of .807 this season and an OPS of .806 against right-handed pitchers. The Rangers’ OPS sits at .748 overall and .759 versus righties.
Boston has posted 22.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.8 over its last five.
The Red Sox have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.