Free MLB Pick: Red Sox vs. Rangers Odds
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2022 MLB Handicapping
(13-20) Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers (13-19)
Date: Sunday, May 15th, 2022
Time: 2:35 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: Austin Davis (BOS) vs. Martin Perez (TEX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox +110 Rangers -120
MLB run line Betting Odds: Red Sox +1.5 Rangers -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Rangers and Red Sox will be wrapping up a series on Sunday, May 15th.
Boston will be using an opener while Texas goes with Martin Perez.
The rangers are laying a short price at home here with the total set at 8.5.
Boston Red Sox
As you look at the big picture, it has not been a good season for the Red Sox at all. They have massively underperformed so far.
When I say that, I acknowledge that the expectations for them were not sky-high. They are clearly a flawed team, but there is still no excuse for what they have done so far.
Whether they deserved to be there or night, they did make it to the ALCS last season and the fans/team wanted to see more of the same this year. Last year, a lot of their deficiencies were not exposed until Houston ended them but this year, it has happened way more frequently.
There has been a laundry list of issues that Boston has gone through so far but the main one to me is their pitching and more specifically, their bullpen.
With the guys that they bring out of the pen, they should really never feel that any lead is secure because it is not. Blowing leads or giving their fans heart attacks is nothing new for this pitching staff.
In the first couple of games with Texas, the pitching has done its thing which is good to see. Of course, it is important to remember who they are facing but they will take it any way they can get it.
After taking the first game of the series by a score of 7-1, they beat the Rangers again on Saturday 11-3. Sunday is a good opportunity for them to complete the sweep and potentially get some more momentum even if it is minimal.
Rich Hill went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs in the Saturday victory. When the sox opt for the bullpen method, they will look for similar results.
It has not been a great year for the Rangers so far but there really is not a lot new there. It has been some time since they were truly relevant.
At this point, I would exactly be surprised when they do end up having a strong season because I have been so used to seeing them do the exact opposite. Something happens that will take some time, though.
When you look in terms of wins and losses, it would not shock me if there is some marginal improvement this season compared to last season. They did go out there and sign players to make their club better but it is still going to take a lot of time before they get where they want to get.
Although people like Semien and Seager were huge boosts, I still find their offense to be pretty lacking. It certainly is not a lineup that really stands out to me.
Similar to the Red Sox, a big area of their game that has cost them is their pitching. Listen, they have some guys that have been ok this season but are still not where they need it to be very competitive.
In the first two games with Boston, the pitching staff has been exposed. They are facing a Red Sox team who really has not been great on that side of the ball and are letting them do whatever they want at the plate.
Glenn Otto got absolutely tagged around on Saturday night. The rookie ended up going 4 innings and allowed 8 earned runs. It was clear from very early on that he did not have it going.
Martin Perez will get a chance to face off with his former team when gets the ball on Sunday. The lefty hurler is 1-2 with an ERA of 2.10 and will look to keep that up in this one.
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Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
The Red Sox have been lifeless for most of the season but that has not been the case in this series. They have actually been able to play a good brand of ball so far and I look for them to keep it up.
The one thing that is certainly concerning if you are a Boston backer is the fact they are going with the pen game. It could work out or it could totally backfire.
I just see this Red Sox team as the better one and they know they need every game right about now. They are more than capable of hitting around Perez and even if the pitching is not great, I feel they can do enough against this lineup.
I like the Red Sox getting plus money in the finale.
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