Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox are preparing to square off against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. Fox Sports Southwest will broadcast this AL showdown and the action gets going at 8:05 p.m. ET.
Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers Odds
Boston (-145) is entering this one as the favorite against Texas (+135) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 12 runs. Odds for playing the game’s total sit at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. This game currently has a runline of Red Sox -1.5 (+100) and Rangers +1.5 (-120).
The Rangers are 84-72 against the spread (ATS), but just 75-82 straight up (SU). The team has gained 6.4 units for moneyline bettors and 2.7 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Red Sox have gone 82-75 SU this year and are 65-91 against the spread. They’ve lost 26.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 34.9 units ATS. Boston is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in all seven of them.
Texas games have an over/under record of 70-83-3 in 2019. Boston has been a great over bet with a total record of 88-65-3.
The right-handed Rick Porcello will get the start for the visiting Red Sox. Porcello is 13-12 with a 5.56 ERA and 135 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 2.70 ERA against Texas this year.
The Rangers are sending lefty Kolby Allard (4-1, 4.25 ERA) to the mound. Allard has 32 strikeouts and 18 walks as well as a 1.51 WHIP. Allard hasn’t faced the Red Sox yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2018.
As a unit, Texas’ pitchers have given up 5.4 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 5.36, a WHIP of 1.48 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 4.63 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.8 K/9.
The Texas offense is putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .257/.315/.473 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.
Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo have led the way for the Rangers’ offense this year. Andrus is hitting .274/.312/.397 with 12 home runs, 72 RBIs, 77 runs and 28 stolen bases, while Choo’s line is .266/.368/.452 with 23 homers, 59 RBIs and 87 runs.
In the visiting dugout, Boston’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.94 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.58 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.36, along with a WHIP of 1.37 and a K/9 of 10.53.
Red Sox hitters have slashed .269/.342/.466 on their way to 5.6 runs scored per game this year, including 5.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).
Third baseman Rafael Devers and shortstop Xander Bogaerts have led Boston’s offense. Devers is slashing .309/.361/.551 with 31 home runs, 114 RBIs and 125 runs scored, while Bogaerts (.306/.381/.551) has produced 32 homers, 112 RBIs and 107 runs scored.
The Red Sox have lost 14.7 units and are 18-33 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in 29 of those games, compared to 21 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rangers have netted 6.7 units and are 55-45 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 44 of those games, as opposed to 55 that’ve cashed the under.
Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – UNDER
The under has cashed in four of Texas’ last seven games.
The Red Sox have an OPS of .808 this season and an OPS of .785 against left-handed pitchers. The Rangers’ OPS stands at .750 overall and .734 against lefties.
Texas has recorded 21.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.8 over its last five.
The Red Sox have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.