Rangers vs. Red Sox MLB Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Red Sox are -126 money line favorites over the Rangers, who are +116 on the ML. It'll be Alexi Ogando versus John Lackey in the pitching matchup and the over/under is currently sitting at 9 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Red Sox opened as -118 money line favorites but their odds have climbed to -126, while the Rangers' odds have gone from +109 up to +116. Texas is 35-22 overall and 17-14 on the road, while Boston is 36-23 overall and 18-12 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 51% of the betting public currently favors Boston. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Boston. According to latest MLB trends, Texas is 3-7 in Ogando's last 10 starts vs. American League East, 6-21 last 27 as a road underdog of +110 to +150 and 11-23 last 34 as a road underdog. Boston is 17-5 last 22 as a favorite of -110 to -150 and 7-0 last 7 with the total set of 9.0-10.5.
The Rangers bring back Alexi Ogando off the disabled list and he has to face a team that is hitting .283 against right-handers. Ogando was on the 15-day disabled list due to bicep tendinitis and the Rangers will probably be cautious with him. He normally doesn't go over six inning so that means Texas will have to rely more on their bullpen, which isn't always a great thing in cozy Fenway Park. He hasn't pitched since May 15. Boston has been getting contributions from some unlikely sources. Mike Carp homered and went 3-for-4 on Tuesday, while Jackie Bradley Jr. homered and drove in three runs. John Lackey (3-5, 2.96 ERA) is having a turnaround season after sitting out last year due to Tommy John surgery. He has pitched extremely well as of late, allowing just five runs in his last three games. Expect the Red Sox bats to continue to lead them to victory.
MLB FREE PICK: BOSTON RED SOX -126