Texas Vs Boston MLB Odds Analysis
As we enter the final week of the first half, there are some great races going in divisions all over the MLB. The Texas Rangers had romped out to a big lead in the West, but are having a bit of an injury crisis at the moment that is allowing the Houston Astros to slowly crawl back into things. Over in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles are in a bit of a swoon, and that has allowed the Boston Red Sox to get within a couple games of the lead. The Red Sox would love nothing more than to head into the All-Star Break at the top of the division, but in order to do so, they are going to have to find a way past a very good Rangers team. It was the Red Sox who took the first game of the series, and they will look to close it out when they play the final game on Wednesday night. You can check out the live odds for this one on the MLB betting page at MyBookie.ag.
Texas Rangers Vs Boston Red Sox MLB Odds Analysis
When: Wednesday, July 6 at 7 PM EST
Where: Fenway Park, Boston
Starting Pitchers: Martin Perez Vs Steven Wright
TV: ESPN / NESN
Radio: KRLD and WEEI
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Texas Rangers
The Rangers (52-32) DL features too many of their starting pitchers, and those losses are starting to take a toll, s Texas have given up 34 runs in their last 3 games. As you might expect with that sort of number, all of those games ended in defeat, dropping the Rangers to 5-5 in their last 10 games. The break is coming at an ideal time for this bunch, but the good news here is that they are going to end the first half with a nice lead in the division. They are 7.5 games up on the Astros right now, and should start getting some of their injured guys back in the second half. Martin Perez (7-4, 3.39 ERA) will get the start for the Rangers.
Why bet on the Boston Red Sox
It has been a disappointing past couple of seasons for the Boston Red Sox (45-37), but it’s beginning to look as though they are going to put that behind them and make a run at the East this season. After a little bit of a rough patch, which included a 21-2 defeat at the hands of the Angels, Boston have bounced back to win 2 straight games, scoring 22 runs in the process. This is the highest scoring team in baseball, so it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that they lit things up in a 12-5 win over a Texas team that has pitching issues right now. Steven Wright (9-5, 2.42 ERA) will take to the mound for the Red Sox.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
You have to like the Red Sox at Fenway, as they are 26-19 there this season. It also helps that they have the pitching edge in this one. Giving it to Boston, although I do think we will see a closer game here.