Texas Rangers vs Boston Redsox MLB Predictions

Texas Rangers at Boston Redsox
MLB Pick 07-05-16

Boston was ripped 21-2 on Saturday at home by the last-place Los Angeles Angels. The Red Sox took the finale on Sunday from the Angels 10-5. Against Texas on Monday they had 21 hits in Monday’s 12-5 win. The Rangers are having problems with the starting rotation without; Yu Darvish (shoulder), Derek Holland (shoulder) and Colby Lewis (back) in the rotation. Texas has dropped five of its last six games and is allowing an average of nine runs in those setbacks.

GAME: Texas Rangers (52-32) at Boston Red Sox (45-37)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 05 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
LINE: Boston -165 TOTAL: 9
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Southwest (Texas), NESN (Boston)

Starting Pitching:
Rangers RH A.J. Griffin (3-0, 2.93 ERA)
vs Red Sox LH David Price (8-5, 4.74)

Griffin is making his way back from shoulder stiffness that had him on the DL for six weeks. He went five innings and threw 88 pitches in his second start back on Thursday, giving up one run on two hits while striking out eight against the New York Yankees. Price struck out 10 over 6 1/3 innings at Tampa Bay on Wednesday but was reached for four runs and nine hits while taking the loss. The game was much better than his previous start, when he went up against the Rangers on the road and could not get out of the third inning while serving up six runs on 12 hits.

Rangers vs Red Sox Betting Trends

TEXAS RANGERS
Texas is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games
Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas’s last 12 games when playing Boston
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
BOSTON RED SOX
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 12 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Texas

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Predictions

Both of these teams have had starting pitching problems. The Rangers more recently with the injuries to the starters but the Red Sox starters have not been as good as advertised this year. When the starting staff gets hammered game after game the relievers get worn out quick. Both teams have relievers that can use a long rest but, neither team looks like it will have a starter throw a complete game anytime soon. Taking the over in this game. At least one starter will get beat hard and the relievers will not be able to shut down things. It could be a game where both starters get hit and the over will cash by the 5th inning.

Score Prediction:
Boston 8 – Texas 6