Rangers vs. Red Sox Wednesday Pick
The Boston Red Sox will go for the sweep on Wednesday night when they host the Texas Rangers at 7:10 p.m. ET. Like Tuesday night, will the Wednesday matchup go over the betting total?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Fenway Park
TV: TEX (FSSW); BOS (NESN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -360 favorite. As of this writing, 75% 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' Colon pitches well in loss to Tigers
Bartolo Colon pitched well in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday night, surrendering three runs on five hits over his eight innings. The 45-year-old hurler struck out three on the night and didn't walk a batter while working a complete game. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with James McCann blasting a two-run homer in the second inning and JaCoby Jones launching a solo shot in the eighth. Colon will carry a 4.65 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into a difficult matchup against the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday. While he has pitched better than anticipated for the Rangers, he still isn't a recommended fantasy option, especially at Fenway.
Red Sox' Sale strikes out 12, allows one run in win vs. Royals
Chris Sale struck out 12 batters and allowed just one run in six innings to earn a 10-5 win over the Royals on Friday. He was dominant and the Royals couldn't do much of anything against him. The ace southpaw scattered five hits and one walk in addition to the 12 strikeouts. It was his fourth double-figure strikeout game in a row. He improves to 9-4 with a 2.36 ERA and 0.89 WHIP after 19 starts. He leads the majors with 176 strikeouts and has issued 30 walks in 122 innings pitched. He ranks seventh in the majors in ERA and fourth in WHIP.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 0-6 in their last six games versus the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox have won four of Sale's last five starts overall.
The over is 5-1 in the Red Sox' last five games overall, is 5-2 in Sale's last seven outings following a Quality Start in his last appearance and is 5-2 in his last seven home starts versus a team with a losing record. On the other side, the over is 5-1 in the Rangers' last five games versus the American League East and is 7-1 in Marvin Hudson's last eight games behind home plate when the game is played on Wednesday.
The Pick: Rangers/Red Sox over 8.5