Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Preview and Odds - 05/15/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 2:35 pm ET, Sunday, May 15, 2022
Venue:  Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Where to Watch:  BSSW

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Red Sox +110, Rangers -130; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Red Sox +110, Rangers -130; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Red Sox +110, Rangers -130; Over/Under:  8.5 runs
 

Season Record

Boston Red Sox:  12-20 (5th place, AL East)
Texas Rangers:  13-18 (4th place, AL West)
 
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Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Boston Red Sox:  3-7 last 10
Texas Rangers:  6-4 last 10
 
 
 

Boston Red Sox Analysis

The Red Sox are coming into this game with a 12-20 record overall and they are 8-11 in their road 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 split their 2-game series against the Atlanta Braves 1-1 and they are playing the series finale of a 3-game series with the Rangers on Sunday. This will be the 3rd game of the series on Sunday with the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday. Rich Hill is the starting pitcher for them on Saturday while Garrett Whitlock is on the mound for them here on Sunday. He is 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA this season. His team lost 3 of their last 4 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 3 ER, 1 HR, and 4 BB with 5 Ks on 4 hits in 3 IP against the Atlanta Braves. 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 13-18 record overall and they are 6-11 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. They just won their 3-game series against the Kansas City Royals 2-1 and they are playing the series finale of a 3-game series with the Red Sox on Sunday night. This will be the 3rd game of the series on Sunday with the 2nd game still to be played on Saturday. Glenn Otto is the starting pitcher for them on Saturday while Martín Pérez will be on the mound for them here on Sunday. He is 1-2 with a 2.10 ERA this season. His team won 3 of their last 4 games this season with him as a starter. In his last start, he allowed 1 earned run, 0 homers, and 0 BB with 6 strikeouts on 5 hits in 6.1 innings played against the Kansas City Royals. 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 and they have also been playing great at home this season. They dropped the first game of this series to the Red Sox already but the Red Sox have been so inconsistent in their games this season and have been playing awfully as they are sitting in last place in their division, even below the Orioles. Both of these starting pitchers have been good this season but Whitlock is not even really a starting pitcher and was thrown into the job from the bullpen. The Rangers have a good lineup and they will find ways to hit the ball and score runs in this game. The best bet here is on the Rangers to win.
 
Red Sox Rangers Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Sunday, May 15, 2022 (2:35 pm ET start time) is Rangers 3 Red Sox 2.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Boston Red Sox: 41-45 (+9.5 Units) ML as a road underdog of +100 or higher. 35-27 (+6.9 Units) ML after 2 or more consecutive overs. 11-5 UNDER as an underdog of +100 or higher.
Texas Rangers: 14-25 (-17.5 Units) ML as a favorite of -110 or higher. 46-80 (-18.6 Units) ML when the total is 8 to 8.5. 15-9 UNDER revenging 2 straight home losses vs opponent.
 

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

 
"We needed him to go deep into the game." - Alex Cora on Pivetta after their win against the Rangers on Friday.
 
 
"Pivetta – he's got a good fastball. I know it doesn't show up on the radar gun as 98 like some of the other guys, but his 92 plays like 95." - Chris Woodward after his team’s loss against the Red Sox on Friday.
 
 

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
Christian Vazquez (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 (42)
Home Runs:  Rafael Devers (5)
RBI:  Rafael Devers (16)
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 (28)
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

About the Author:

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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