Rangers vs. Red Sox Monday Prediction
The Texas Rangers and the surging Boston Red Sox meet at Fenway Park at 7:10 p.m. ET on Monday. The Red Sox are heavy money line favorites for Game 1 of the series but will they cash on the runline?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, July 9, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Fenway Park
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -215 favorite. As of this writing, 77% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Rangers on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Rangers' Minor allows four runs in six innings vs. Astros
Mike Minor let in four runs (three earned) in six innings and did not factor into the decision as his team lost in extra innings to the Astros on Wednesday. He was spotted a 4-0 lead but he couldn't hold on to it. He served up a two-run homer to Josh Reddick and a solo shot to Yuli Gurriel. By the time he was relieved he had given up seven hits and three walks while striking out four. One of the runs was unearned so he will get credit for a quality start. Minor has a 6-4 record with a 4.63 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 16 starts.
Red Sox' Rodriguez spins six shutout innings for 10th win
Eduardo Rodriguez yielded three hits over six scoreless frames Wednesday in the Red Sox’s win over the Nationals. He struck out six and walked one while throwing 54 of his 84 pitches for strikes. This was a much smoother effort than his previous start Friday when he allowed five runs in a loss to New York. The Nats never mounted much of a threat against E-Rod, settling for three singles. Wednesday snapped a two-game losing skid for Rodriguez, who will take a 10-3 record into his next outing Tuesday against Texas.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are lost all four of Minor's last four starts versus a team with a winning record.
The Red Sox have won four straight at Fenway Park.
The Rangers have lost nine of their last 11 meetings with the Red Sox overall and four straight in Boston. The Red Sox, meanwhile, are 17-5 in Rodriguez's last 22 starts, are 10-7 in his last 27 outings coming off four days of rest, and are 4-1 in his last five home starts. Their price on the money line is too expensive but their runline figure offers some value.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-110)