Rangers at Red Sox 7/11/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox
MLB: 7:00 PM EST
Jul. 11, 2018
Latest Odds : BOS -360 Total 8.5
Wednesday night baseball on ESPN will feature a meeting between the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox from Fenway Park. Last night, Texas SP Yovani Gallardo was tagged for six runs in five innings of an 8-4 loss against Boston. Rougned Odor hit a home run and scored three times for the Rangers, who are 13 games below .500 overall.
Forty-five year old righty Bartolo Colon (5-6 4.65 ERA) continues to amaze in his 21st season in the majors. Over his last four starts, Colon has allowed 11 runs total and walked just four batters in 26 innings of work.
The Boston Red Sox have reeled off eight straight victories and are certainly a team that is not looking forward to the All-Star Break. Boston OF Andrew Benintendi double twice and drove in two runs, as he looks to become the final AL player voted in by the fans for the All-Star Game. Boston is 35 games above .500 overall and leads New York by 3.5 games for first place.
The Red Sox will turn to dominant left-hander Chris Sale (9-4 2.36 ERA) on Wednesday night. Sale ranks first in the American League in strikeouts with 176 and owns a miniscule 0.89 WHIP through 122 innings so far this season.
Recent Betting Trends:
Rangers are 1-4 in Colons last 5 road starts.
Red Sox are 4-1 in Sales last 5 starts.
Under is 5-1 in Colons last 6 road starts.
Under is 33-16-2 in Red Sox last 51 during game 3 of a series.
Rangers are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 8.5 RUNS
Boston 2B Dustin Pedroia remains out indefinitely with a knee injury and there is no timetable for his return. Through 93 games, Texas ranks 24th in batting average and 11th in runs scored. For the season, Boston ranks 1st in batting average and 1st in runs scored. Look for Sale to shutdown the Rangers and keep this game under the total. Final Score Prediction, Boston Red Sox win low scoring under game 5-1.