Baseball Odds Analysis on Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers
There is an expectation among online betting fans that every hitter will go through something of a barren spell during the course of a season, but when your entire lineup goes in the tank at the same time, you are faced with an issue that can be very difficult to overcome. That is what the Boston Red Sox are going through right now, but they will hope to break out of it when they travel to Texas to take on the Rangers in a 4-game series starting on Thursday.
Taking a Look at the Baseball Odds Analysis on Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers & TV Info
Time: Thursday, 8:05 p.m. ET
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
National TV: MLB Network
Opening line: Rangers -119, Red Sox +109 (9.5 runs)
It did look as though the Red Sox (21-25) had cured their batting problems when they won consecutive games against the Angels and scored 14 runs in the process. It didn’t last, though, as they lost their next two to the Minnesota Twins whilst only managing 3 runs. They are in danger of taking the trip to Texas on the back of a sweep, which is not really something that does very much for the confidence of a squad. They could be in real trouble against a Texas team that is not just winning right now, but who are doing it by putting a lot of runs on the board. The pitching has been a little better for Boston of late, and they will turn to Steven Wright (2-1, 3.68 ERA) in hopes that he can cool off the hot Rangers bats. Wright won his last start, giving up just 2 runs in 6.1 innings.
After a sluggish start to the season, the Rangers (23-23) have clawed their way back to .500 thanks to a 7-game win streak that shows no sign of coming to a close. They took 2 of 3 from Boston, swept the Yankees, and are now on the brink of attacking the Cleveland Indians with those same brooms. This is a team that is flashing some serious power, but which is also a little susceptible to giving up runs on any given day. Prince Fielder is really starting to knock the cover off the ball, and the return of Josh Hamilton to the lineup is going to add even more power, just as soon as he shakes the rust off. The Rangers will hand the ball to Nick Martinez (4-0, 1.96 ERA) on Thursday. The numbers say it all, as the Rangers have only lost 1 of the 9 games that Martinez has started.
Key Online Betting Trends
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas’s last 9 games
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 13 games
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games on the road
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
The combination of an in-form pitcher, a hot set of bats, and an opponent that is on the slide is the perfect storm that should lead to a win for the Texas Rangers in the opening game of this series.