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2021 MLB Handicapping
(42-80) Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox (70-54)
Date: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: Kolby Allard (TEX) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (BOS)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +265 | Red Sox -310
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 (-260)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9.5
There are not many must-win games during the course of an MLB season, but this might be one for Boston. The Red Sox, who are fighting for a playoff spot, have no excuses for losing to Texas on Sunday afternoon.
Despite the Texas Rangers not getting the results recently, they have managed to stay competitive and that was especially true in that last series with the Mariners. They got swept by the Mariners, but were never beaten by more then two runs and that has been a theme for them this year, so they do have it in them to cause an upset of this size being installed as +280 underdogs.
The one thing the Texas Rangers can be happy about is that they found Adolis Garcia who looks to be a guy with a serious future, as he has already hit 27 home runs and it seems like he is constantly improving, so it will be interesting to see where he ends up long term.
The Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Lyles is a big reason why the Red Sox are so heavily favored here, as he has allowed 17 runs in his last 3 outings and the matchup does not get much tough then this one against the Red Sox at Fenway.
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox will be hungry to sweep this series, as they are coming off of getting swept by their AL East rivals the New York Yankees which had some pretty serous implications for the AL East and Wild Card race.
This Red Sox batting lineup should have an absolute field day with Lyles here and the advantage is even bigger for the left handed hitters like Rafael Devers who are unlikely to find a much better matchup all year long.
They will call on Eduardo Rodriguez to put in a quality start here and he probably should be able to do just that, as he comes into this game on fire only giving up 3 earned runs in his last 3 starts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 42-80 overall
- Rangers are 53-69 on the road
- Red Sox are 70-54 overall
- Red Sox are 38-24 at home
Free Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
Motivation is not generally an acceptable handicapping factor for most of the MLB season, but it certainly comes into play down the stretch.
There is about as big of a gap as you will find in this game, as Boston is teetering on the edge of the playoff picture while Texas dealt their superstar slugger and is trying to build towards the future.
Boston’s third-ranked offense will score enough to get the job done and cover the spread on Sunday.
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