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Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers - 6/13/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox
Date & Time Thursday June 13, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Fenway Park
Boston, Massachusetts
The Line
Boston Red Sox -188 / Texas Rangers +178 O/U: 9.5
TV Channel
FSSW, NESN
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The Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox will meet up in MLB action on Thursday to finish their series.

In the Monday opener of this set, the Rangers managed a 4-3 win, and kept it going Tuesday with a 9-5 victory. On Wednesday the Red Sox took one in walk-off fashion 4-3.

For the Thursday game, the Rangers will be sending out Adrian Sampson in the start. Over his 67.2 innings and 5-3 record this year, Sampson has a 3.72 ERA with 53 Ks and 14 BBs.

Texas put up five hits in the Wednesday game. The only player with two knocks was Elvis Andrus, who finished with a double, a run and an RBI as well.

Over on the Red Sox’ side, they’re going with David Price on Thursday. Price has 60.0 innings with a 4-2 record this year, alongside a 2.70 ERA and 69 Ks.

Andrew Benintendi was the absolute star for the Sox in the Wednesday win. He notched two doubles, three hits, two RBI and a run in his excellent game.

The Rangers are 0-5 in Sampson’s last five road starts and 7-19 in their last 26 in game four of a series. The over is 9-4 in Texas’ last 13 Thursday games and 4-1 in their last five versus a left-handed starter.

Meanwhile, the Sox are 24-8 in Price’s last 32 home starts and 28-11 in his last 39 starts. Boston is 5-1 in Price’s last six Thursday starts and 4-1 in their last five Thursday games.

Sampson has been quite steady lately, and he’s given up one earned run in four of his last five games (the other was three earned in 5.0 innings). Also of note, Sampson has won his last five consecutive decisions.

As for Price, he seems to have exorcised his Yankees demons and is playing great right now as well. Over his last five starts, Price has given up just three earned in 24.0 innings total.

This should be a pretty great pitching battle, so make sure to tune in if you’re a fan. I still have to side with Price and the Sox at home, but you wouldn’t be crazy for taking Texas here either.

Pick:
Boston Red Sox -188

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