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Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers: Thursday’s Online MLB Betting Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers MLB Betting Preveiw

The Boston Red Sox are off to a great start in the 2018 online MLB betting season. So in tonight’s Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers matchup, sportsbook players can expect the Sox to bet up on the struggling Rangers. Just how lopsided of a finish are Thursday’s sports parlay odds predicting?

Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers – Thursday, May 3rd  

Series: Game 2

When: 7:05 pm ET

Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

Online MLB Betting Odds:

Red Sox -1½ (-105) 9½ (-105) -150
Rangers +1½ (-115) 9½ (-115) +140
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Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox march into this evening’s matchup with a 22-8 record that pegs them as the best team in the AL East. At the current moment, the 20-10 Yankees are Boston’s nearest threat. But since Boston has built up an 8-game lead over New York, it’s safe to say that they’re not currently threatened. Nevertheless, the Red Sox will be looking to build upon that lead tonight. To help do so, Boston will be sending David Price to the mound. Price is 2-3 on the season with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. All in all, the Red Sox are 3-3 in their last 6 and will be looking for better results moving forward.

Players to Watch: Xander Bogaerts (3 HR, 15 RBI, .367 BA), Mookie Betts (11 HR, 21 RBI, .365 BA), and JD Martinez (6 HR, 24 RBI, .343 BA).  

Texas Rangers

The Rangers ride into this Thursday night pairing with a 12-20 record that ranks them 5th in the AL West. Surprisingly only 8-games behind the division leading Houston Astros, the Rangers could still turn things around. However, judging by the type of success the club has enjoyed recently, that seems extremely unlikely. In addition, the Rangers are 1-3 in their last 4-games. Ultimately, it seems more likely for the Red Sox to turn things around than the Rangers. Mike Minor will be getting the start from the Rangers this evening. Minor is 2-1 on the season with a 4.33 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Nomar Mazara (5 HR, 17 RBI, .280 BA), Shin-Soo Choo (5 HR, 15 RBI, .252 BA), and Joey Gallo (10 HR, 22 RBI, .225 BA).

Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers Betting Predictions


  • Boston is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Boston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games on the road
  • Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 7 games when playing Boston
  • Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers Picks

So which team should sportsbook online bettors favor in tonight’s Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers matchup? All things considered, it’s much better to side with the Red Sox this evening. Boston is having a much better season and comes in with a more talented lineup. Luckily, the money line isn’t favoring Boston all that heavily. Sign up today to make this MLB betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 6-4 Boston. The Red Sox pick up the win on the road and cover the spread as well. The TOTAL will be OVER this evening.