Boston Red Sox (22-8) vs Texas Rangers (12-20)Date : 05/05/2018
Time : 8:05 PM ET
Location : Globe Life Park
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers
The hottest team in the Major right now, Red Sox, will visit Globe Life Park as they will take on the Rangers in a 4 game series. The Red Sox have won 5 of 6 games last year against the Rangers
Boston Red Sox's Latest Performance :
The Red Sox will begin their 10 game road trip starting off against the Rangers. The Red Sox are 2nd in batting with 170 runs scored this year. Leading the way for Boston is the one and only Mookie Betts after a day of absence he returned right where he left off as he scored 3 homers in his return. It is his 4th 3 homer game most in team history. He is simply playing on another level and to think that he had a day off and return the way that he did is truly remarkable. He is now tied with Mike Trout with 11 homers this season, Betts is slashing .365/.461/.823. I won’t be surprised if he continues to be this hot on the road as no pitcher would like a part of Mookie right now because of every bat he strikes might end up in a homer.
The Red Sox have the best record in baseball right now with 22-8 and aren’t looking to slow down anytime soon. With all the limelight heading towards Mookie Martinez is right behind Mookie in terms of his batting average .343 with 6 homers and 24 RBIs this season. The Red Sox are making baseball look easy as they breeze through the regular season, they are firing on cylinders no one can stop them. Their top priority right now is health and keeping everyone on the team healthy.
Eduardo Rodriguez will be pitching for the Red Sox. He was shaky in his last start, throwing 35 pitches in the first inning and ultimately giving up five runs over four innings. This will be the first time Rodriguez has pitched at Texas since his stellar Major League debut in 2015. He hasn’t lost a game this season he is 3-0.
Texas Rangers's Latest Performance :
The Rangers will welcome the hottest team in the Major right now as the Rangers will try to contain Mookie Betts from going on another offensive explosion. Coming into this series against Boston the Rangers are ranked 25th in pitching with a 4.93 ERA. That is very high considering that will have to play against the Red Sox. Their best pitcher has an ERA of 4.08 and only won one game, brace yourself Texas fans this will be very long series for them. The Rangers has a record of 12-20 placing them last in AL West division.
Joey Gallo will have to carry this Rangers team on his back when the Red Sox visit, he leads the team in RBIs at 22 and has 10 homers this season 1 behind Mookie as look for these two batters go back and forth in this series. Gallo won’t be able to stop this potent line up alone which means Mazara has to bring his A game as well he has 17 RBIs and 5 homers to start the year.
Pitching for the Rangers will be Cole Hamels. He has gotten into a groove, allowing just two runs in each game in three of his past four starts. Part of the problem was the long ball: He gave up seven home runs in his first four starts and has only given up one in his last three.
How Boston Red Sox & Texas Rangers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Rangers are 7-19 in their last 26 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Red Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
Against The Spread Selection: Boston Red Sox
My reason for the pick :
The Red Sox offense will prove to be too much for the Rangers, as the Red Sox should steamroll pass the Rangers with ease, expect dominant performances from the Red Sox batters. After this game, Mookie Betts should lead the Majors with the most home runs this season.
Red Sox to win on the road over the Rangers.
Betting trends for Boston Red Sox:
- Red Sox are 19-7 in their last 26 road games.
Betting trends for Texas Rangers:
- Rangers are 6-20 in their last 26 home games.