Boston Red Sox (21-7) vs Texas Rangers (11-19)Date : 05/03/2018
Time : 8:05 PM ET
Location : Globe Life Park
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers
The Red Sox will begin their 10 game road trip against the Rangers.
The Red Sox are currently 11-4 on the road this year after dropping two games they are hoping for a great road trip this time around.
The Rangers has a better road record than a home record they have only managed to win 4 games in Globe Life Park this season.
Boston Red Sox's Latest Performance :
There is nothing stopping this team from winning now, after suffering slight hiccups in their previous two games the Red Sox responded in a huge way by beating off the Royals reminding us who they are as a team. Red Sox can beat you in so many different ways it can either be through pitching or great individual play or sublime batting.
The Red Sox struck another Grand Slam it was hit by Bogaerts it was his second of the season and the 6th for the Red Sox when the Red Sox put up these type of numbers they are virtually unstoppable. They will look to continue their grand slam outing after being the only team in the league to have 6 grand slam before May. Bogaerts has been really great for the team since returning from injury look for him to make an impact on the road against the Rangers, he has three homers, eight doubles, and 15 RBI in his 12 games this year.
Mookie should be healthy for the road trip to Texas as he had been on a tear this season carry this Red Sox team on his back with 18 RBIs to go along with 8 homers this season, look for him to continue his impressive form as they hit the road.
Pitching for the Red Sox will be Rick Porcello. He gave up three runs in 7 2/3 innings on Sunday in a no-decision against the Rays. He has not lost this season with a 2.23 ERA. He has pitched well to begin the season, and outside of a rough third and fourth inning.
Texas Rangers 's Latest Performance :
The Rangers will return home after a 5 game road trip, it hasn’t been the best of the season the Rangers this year with a record of 11-19 placing them last in the AL West. The Rangers will be looking to improve their home record as right now they are 4-12 at home, they are a much better team on the road at 7-7.
Next up for the Rangers will be the Red Sox who have been on a tear to start the season no one would want to match up with them at the moment they are simply too good. The Rangers can’t seem to produce any runs lately as they have to rely on their pitcher’s Colon and Hammels to keep the game within reach.
The Rangers bullpen comes in with a 4.24 ERA currently ranked 18th in the Major.
Joey Gallo will need to show up at home as he leads the team in RBIs with 20 and 8 homers this season. He’s now hitting .216/.315/.520 without Gallo the Rangers batting won’t be able to generate as many runs he has to have a good game.
Bartolo Colon is the best pitcher on the team he has yet drop a game this season he comes in with an ERA of 2.87 striking out 21. He is the veteran of this Rangers team as he looks to set examples to younger pitchers that might replace him as the season progresses. He will be starting his 2nd game of the season against the Red Sox.
How Boston Red Sox & Texas Rangers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rangers are 9-19 in their last 28 vs. a team with a winning record.
Red Sox are 39-14 in their last 53 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Against The Spread Selection: Boston Red Sox
My reason for the pick :
The Red Sox should be able to continue their winning ways after beating the Royals, the Rangers shouldn’t be a problem for the Red Sox as well and plus the Rangers are a much better team on the road than get home. It should be a convincing victory for the Red Sox and with Porcello pitching it is a guaranteed win for the Red Sox.
Betting trends for Boston Red Sox:
- Red Sox are 8-2 in their last 10 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for Texas Rangers :
- Rangers are 3-13 in their last 16 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.