MLB Preview: Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox

by Dirty on September 4, 2011

Betting on Texas Rangers Baseball The Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Fenway Park.

The Rangers will trot Matt Harrison out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Harrison has a 10-9 record and a 3.59 ERA this season.

Harrison’s opponent in this one will be John Lackey. The Red Sox righthander has a 5.94 ERA to go along with a 12-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game’s total is sitting at 10½.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 12-7 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -147 were rewarded, while the 19 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Texas: 79-61 SU
Boston: 84-54 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Boston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
Texas is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Tampa Bay, Monday, September 5
Boston at Toronto, Monday, September 5

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