Rangers vs. Red Sox - 6/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (41-33) at Texas Rangers (48-27)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
C Buchholz (3-7) (5.83) vs. M Perez (6-4) (3.57)
The Line: Texas Rangers +108 / Boston Red Sox -118 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers play a rubber game early Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Red Sox could use a win after losing eight of their last 13 games. The Red Sox have allowed 24 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in four straight games. The Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 4.24 and have lost five of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 107 hits, Mookie Betts has 54 RBI and David Ortiz has 18 home runs. Clay Buchholz gets the nod, and he’s 3-7 with a 5.83 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Buchholz is 1-5 with a 4.10 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Rangers have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Texas Rangers offense has been on fire recently, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads Texas with 94 hits, Rougned Odor has 35 RBI and Nomar Mazara has 11 home runs. Martin Perez takes the hill, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.57 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. Perez is 1-1 with a 6.19 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 3-9 in Buchholzs last 12 starts. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 6-0 in Perezs last 6 starts. The Red Sox are 1-5 in Buchholzs last 6 starts vs. Rangers.
Buchholz isn't worthy of being a favorite, especially against a red hot Rangers team that's swinging the bats extremely well. The Rangers and the plus money has to be the pick here.