Rangers at Red Sox 6/12/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox
MLB: 4:05 PM EST
Jun. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : BOS -163 O/U 9.5
The Texas Rangers visit Fenway Park on Wednesday to play the Boston Red Sox in the third game of a four-game series. The Rangers won the opening game of the season 4-3 in 11 innings on Monday. Danny Santana led off the 11th with a double and scored on a single by Elvis Andrus leading to the Rangers’ win. Santana had four hits on the night.
The Red Sox were likely distracted by the news of former player David Ortiz being shot in the back in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Chris Sale started for the Red Sox and threw three-hit ball with 10 strikeouts over seven innings and left leading 2-1, but the Boston bullpen could not keep the Rangers from sending it to extra innings and eventually winning.
Elvis Andrus is leading Texas with a .303 batting averages and in hits with 70. Joey Gallo leads Texas with 17 home runs and in RBIs with 41. Texas is averaging .258 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .271. On Wednesday, the Rangers will send Lance Lynn to the mound. The right-hander is 7-4 with an ERA of 4.39, 85 Ks and 23 BBs.
J.D. Martinez is leading the Red Sox with a .301 batting average, while Rafael Devers leads in hits with 75. Mitch Moreland leads Boston in home runs with 13, while Xander Bogaerts leads in RBIs with 42. Boston is averaging .257 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .242. On Wednesday, Boston will send Rick Porcello to the mound. The right-hander is 4-6 with an ERA of 4.86, 60 Ks and 24 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Texas is 8-3 in its last 11 overall
The UNDER has cashed in 9 of the Rangers last 12
Boston is 1-4 in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Red Sox last 5
Free Betting Pick: Under 9.5
Boston has won 6 of the last 7 head-to-head against Texas and 7 of the last 8 played at Fenway Park against the Rangers. With Rick Porcello on the mound, the Red Sox have won each of the last 4 against the Rangers. Texas has won just 1 of its last 5 on the road versus an opponent with a record above .500. Final Score Prediction, Boston Red Sox win but think the value is in the under total 5-3.