The Texas Rangers (82-67) battle the Boston Red Sox (74-76) on Monday night to start a three-game series. The Rangers are 1.5 games back in the AL West, and they are the #5 seed in the AL, holding the second Wild Card spot. Texas just got swept by the Guardians, adding to their poor second half. On the other side, Boston has slipped into last place, and they were just swept by the Blue Jays.
Red Sox vs. Rangers Betting Odds
|Team||Money Line||Run Line||Over/Under|
|Boston Red Sox||+140||+1.5 |
|Texas Rangers||-166||-1.5 |
Red Sox vs. Rangers Match Details
Fixture: Boston Red Sox @ Texas Rangers
Date & Time: Monday, September 18, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
The Rangers’ left-hander Jordan Montgomery gets the call tonight. He was traded to Texas from the Cardinals back in July, and he’s 9-11 overall, with a 3.47 ERA. Montgomery tossed a gem last time out, going seven shutout innings, while allowing just four hits in his team’s 10-0 win over Toronto. Boston has a decent lineup, but over their past seven games they’re averaging only 2.6 runs. We’ll see if the Red Sox can break out of their hitting slump tonight on the road.
Boston is going with Kutter Crawford, who is 6-7, with a 4.26 ERA on the year. Crawford has an awful 9.82 ERA over his past three starts, but he has better road stats compared to his home numbers. Texas has a strong offense, but they’re missing All-Stars Adolis Garica and Josh Jung. The Rangers average an excellent 5.9 runs per game at home, but they scored just six runs in their last series, so they’ll need to get the bats going here.
Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers Betting Prediction
The Red Sox beat the Rangers two out of three in July in Boston, but since the, both teams have slumped. Boston’s offense is ice-cold right now, and even with Montgomery’s up and downs, it’s hard to see the Red Sox scoring much tonight. Texas is missing some key bats, and Crawford has performed much better away from home. Take the under here, as the total has gone under in six of Boston’s last seven.