Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 05/14/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:05 pm ET, Saturday, May 14, 2022
Venue:  Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Where to Watch:  MLB Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Red Sox +105, Rangers -125; Over/Under:  8 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Red Sox +100, Rangers -120; Over/Under:  8 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Red Sox +105, Rangers -125; Over/Under:  8 runs
 

Season Record

Boston Red Sox:  11-20 (5th place, AL East)
Texas Rangers:  13-17 (4th place, AL West)
 
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Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Boston Red Sox:  2-8 last 10
Texas Rangers:  7-3 last 10
 
 
 

Boston Red Sox Analysis

The Red Sox are coming into this game with an 11-20 record overall and they are 7-11 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 6 of their last 7 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. They just split their 2-game series against the Atlanta Braves 1-1 and they are playing the 2nd game of a 3-game series with the Rangers on Saturday. This will be the 2nd game of the series on Saturday with the series opener still to be played on Friday. Nick Pivetta is the starting pitcher for them on Friday while there is no probable pitcher yet on the mound for them here on Saturday. They scored 12 runs in their last series averaging 6 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 9 runs against them averaging 4.5 runs allowed per game.
 

Texas Rangers Analysis

The Rangers are coming into this game with a 13-17 record overall and they are 6-10 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a win in their last game. They just won their 3-game series against the Kansas City Royals 2-1 and they are playing the 2nd game of a 3-game series with the Red Sox on Saturday night. This will be the 2nd game of the series on Saturday with the series opener still to be played on Friday. Dane Dunning is the starting pitcher for them on Friday while Glenn Otto will be on the mound for them here on Saturday. He is 1-0 with a 3.14 ERA this season. His team won 2 of their last 3 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 2 earned runs, 1 homer, and 3 BB with 2 strikeouts on 2 hits in 5 innings played against the New York Yankees. They scored 11 runs in their last series averaging just under 4 runs scored per game in that span and they allowed 13 runs against them averaging just over 4 runs allowed per game.
 

 

Red Sox vs Rangers Prediction

The Rangers are coming into this game playing very well in their recent games. They have been winning a lot of their games at home recently and they have been hitting the ball very well. Their pitching has also been great in their games and they have Otto starting here who has a good start to the season so far. They are going up against a Red Sox team that has had an awful start to the season and have not been winning a lot of their games. They are in a very big slump right now and they are not hitting the ball well in their games. The Rangers have been playing very well and they have been winning a lot of games at home recently. The best bet here is on the Rangers to win this game.
 
Red Sox Rangers Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Saturday, May 14, 2022 (7:05 pm ET start time) is Rangers 5 Red Sox 1.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Boston Red Sox: 87-77 (+4.4 Units) ML against right-handed starters. 20-9 UNDER in all games. 10-2 UNDER when the money line is +125 to -125.
Texas Rangers: 95-157 (-30.8 Units) ML in all games. 33-53 (-19.6 Units) ML when the money line is +125 to -125. 24-15 UNDER against AL East opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Boston Red Sox:  J. Taylor (RP) Out indefinitely - Back. M. Wacha (SP) Late May - Upper Body. R. Hill (SP) Prob Sat - Illness.
Texas Rangers:  J. Gray (SP) Prob Sun - Knee. M. Garver (C) Out indefinitely - Forearm. A. Abreu (RP) Out indefinitely - Ankle.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"I think overall a lot of good at-bats.... The line was moving today." - Alex Cora after his team’s win against the Braves on Tuesday.
 
 
"We weren't sure how he was going to respond after being out for so long. He was really honest, but you could tell he was a little bit fatigued." - Chris Woodward after his team’s win against the Royals on Thursday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Boston Red Sox
Enrique Hernandez (R) CF
Rafael Devers (L) 3B
J.D. Martinez (R) DH
Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
Alex Verdugo (L) LF
Trevor Story (R) 2B
Franchy Cordero (L) 1B
Kevin Plawecki (R) C
Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) RF
 
Texas Rangers
Brad Miller (L) LF
Marcus Semien (R) 2B
Corey Seager (L) SS
Adolis Garcia (R) CF
Kole Calhoun (L) RF
Jonah Heim (S) C
Nathaniel Lowe (L) 1B
Nick Solak (R) DH
Andy Ibanez (R) 3B
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Boston Red Sox
Batting Average:  Jaylin Davis (.500)
Hits:  Xander Bogaerts (40)
Home Runs:  Rafael Devers (5)
RBI:  J.D. Martinez (15)
Stolen Bases:  Xander Bogaerts (1)
Wins:  Michael Wacha (3)
Saves:  Jake Diekman (1)
ERA:  John Schreiber (0.00)
 
Texas Rangers
Batting Average:  Sam Huff (.333)
Hits:  Nathaniel Lowe (27)
Home Runs:  Corey Seager (7)
RBI:  Adolis Garcia (18)
Stolen Bases:  Eli White (5)
Wins:  Brock Burke (3)
Saves:  Joe Barlow (6)
ERA:  Dennis Santana (1.13)
 
Managers:
Boston Red Sox: Alex Cora (4th season)
Texas Rangers: Chris Woodward (4th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

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Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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