Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox 8/21/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers
Date & Time: 8/21/2021, 11:10 PM UTC
Location: Fenway Park
Address: Fenway Park, Boston, MA, USA
Latest Odds: BOS -400 ; O/U 9.5

The Rangers head to this game after losing in the 11th inning against the Mariners. The loss came with a final score of 9-8 on the day, but it was still impressive for the Rangers. The Rangers ended up dropping down to a 42-79 record on the year after the loss.

Coming to the game here the Rangers have ended up getting 881 hits on the year with a .223 average. Texas has cranked out 130 homers, but has ended up with a total of 447 runs scored. The OBP for Texas is sitting at .288 on the year. Pitching for Texas has ended up playing well enough to get a 4.69 ERA on the year, but have a 1.34 WHIP. The Rangers have ended up allowing the opponents to hit at a clip of .258 with 931 strikeouts.

Boston is heading to the game here in the middle of a losing skid. The last loss was the end of a series sweep by the Yankees and came with a final score of 5-2. The Red Sox are now sitting on a 69-54 record on the year overall so far.

On the season so far Boston has recorded a total of 1072 hits and have an average of .259. The Red Sox have scored a total of 611 runs and have decent power with a total of 156 homers, but have an OBP of .324 on the year. This season the pitching for Boston has not been that good with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. The Red Sox are now sitting on a total of 1147 strikeouts and have allowed the opponents to hit at a clip of only .259. 

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Betting Trends

  • The total has went over in 4 out of the last 6 Rangers games.
  • The Rangers are 3-12 in their last 15 games.
  • The total has went under in 5 out of the last 7 Red Sox games.
  • The Red Sox are 6-14 in their last 20 games.
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Free MLB Pick: Under 9.5

Playing at home in this game the Red Sox should be able to overcome their losing streak. The Rangers are a team that has not realized their full potential and it shows up in this game here. The Rangers for their part are coming in pitching worse and are not that good on the hitting. The Red Sox, though, are coming in hitting better and with a slightly better pitching staff which makes the difference in the game here. Final Score Prediction, Boston Red Sox win 6-2.

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