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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-78) Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox (69-54)
Date: Friday, August 20th
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: Dane Dunning (TEX), Chris Sale (BOS)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -320 | Rangers +260
MLB RunLine Betting Odds:
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Texas Rangers head to Fenway Park for a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox. Earlier in the season, the Rangers took three of four against Boston. This is a crucial series for Boston as they are coming off three straight losses against the Yankees.
Texas is out of playoff contention as they have a 42-78 record. The Rangers enter the game having lost six of their last eight games.
Can the Rangers pull out the upset and tag Chris Sale? Or will the Red Sox offense get going after scoring just seven runs in their last three games. Find out below as we cover this Friday night matchup.
The Texas Rangers have the worst offense in the Major League as they have only 455 runs in 120 games. As a team, the Rangers have only hit .223 on the season. The Rangers have thrown the towel on the season and showed it when they dealt Joey Gallo to the Yankees for four prospects.
The Texas Rangers offense is led by Adolis Garcia who is hitting .245 with 27 homers and 71 RBIs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is hitting .260 and has a team-high 16 stolen bases.
On the mound for the Rangers is Dane Dunning. Dunning is 5-7 with a 4.06 ERA on the season. The record is a bit deceiving as he hasn’t got any run support. Dunning has pitched well over the last few weeks. Over the last 25.2 innings, he has allowed 9 runs.
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox must take care of business against a terrible Rangers team. Boston is currently out of the playoffs if it started today. The Red Sox trail the Athletics by half a game for the second AL wild-card spot. Boston and Oakland are suddenly in potential danger as the Yankees have won seven straight games.
Boston’s offense is led by Rafael Devers who is hitting .280 with 29 homers and 89 RBIs. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .307 with 19 homers, and J.D. Martinez is hitting .291 with 23 homers.
Chris Sale will be making his second start of the season. In his lone start, he allowed two runs in 5 innings. Sale was out all season as he was recovering from an elbow injury.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 18-39 in their last 57 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers are 20-44 in their last 64 during game 1 of a series.
- Rangers are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Boston.
- Red Sox are 22-8 in their last 30 games as a home favorite.
- Red Sox are 14-3 in their last 17 Friday games.
- Red Sox are 9-2 in their last 11 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction: Red Sox -1.5
The Red Sox have a significant pitching edge in this one despite the solid year that Dunning has had. Look for Sale to go 6 strong innings and the Red Sox bullpen will do their job against a poor Rangers offense.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Red Sox -1.5
The Red Sox offense will have some success after being cold the last few games. Look for Boston to win at least a few runs here.
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