Free MLB Pick: Red Sox vs Rangers Odds
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2018 MLB Season
(22-9) Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers (13-20)
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Ballpark in Arlington, TX.
Projected Starters: Rodriguez vs. Hamels
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -148, Rangers +136
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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Boston Red Sox
Boston’s lead over New York is down to a single game. It was only a matter of time until the Yankees came back, but I didn’t think it would be quite so quick.
The problem with starting as hot as Boston did is that you have no real idea of how good of a team you are. The expectations become sky high but nothing has steadied yet.
Now Boston still has the best record in baseball but it hasn’t played good baseball, not since the 19–2 start. So what is this team? It’s more believable it’s the team it has been over the past 10 games than over the first 21.
Eduardo Rodriguez has been up and down to start his season, though he wasn’t good in his last outing. He has the advantage of going up against a Texas lineup that does most of its damage from the left side of the plate.
One of those lefties is Nomar Mazara, who homered for the third game in a row on Thursday and drove in five runs for Texas’ first win in the series.
Bartolo Colon starts on Friday night and then Cole Hamels in this game. Hamels is exactly what he’s been through his first seven starts of this season: a 4.00 ERA guy.
That stands out among Texas’ pitching staff. Forty-Seven strikeouts in fewer than 40 innings is good, too.
But my opinion is that the Rangers are a bad, bad team and that they will lose a lot of games this season. If Boston loses again on Friday, this could be a kind spot as it tries to salvage a split. Even if it does win on Friday, I like the Sox in this game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- BOS are 7-2 in their last 9 Sat. games.
- BOS are 22-8 in their last 30 overall.
- BOS are 11-4 in their last 15 road games.
- TEX are 7-20 in their last 27 home games.
- TEX are 12-25 in their last 37 games on grass.
- Under is 9-3-1 in Hamels’ last 13 starts overall.
- Head to Head: Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
- Head to Head: BOS are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction: Boston.
You’ll have to pay for it and run a serious risk that Rodriguez isn’t sharp, but I can’t back Texas.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: No odds available but a final score prediction is below.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Boston 6 – Texas 3
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