Preview & PredictionsBoston Red Sox vs
Red Sox and Rangers Brace for Key Injuries: Outcome Hinges on Matchup of Montgomery vs Crawford
Key injuries are Ryan Brasier for the Red Sox, Joey Gallo, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa for the Rangers.
- When: Monday, 9/18/2023 @ 8:05pm EST
- Where: Globe Life Field Stadium
Red Sox vs Rangers Betting Odds
- Moneyline: Red Sox +136 | Rangers -162
- Spread: Red Sox +1.5 (-148) | Rangers -1.5 (+124)
- Total: Over/Under 8.5 (-110)
- Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Texas will win straight-up is 62%.
Boston vs Texas Score Prediction
Boston Red Sox
• Red Sox average 4.93 runs (8th) and hit .261 (3rd) with a .760 OPS (7th) • Hit 175 dingers (15th) and stole 100 bases (17th) in the 2023 season • Pitching staff has compiled a 4.55 ERA (21st) and a 1.35 WHIP (20th) with 41 quality starts (26th) • Crawford will start for the visitors on Monday • Power ranking of 22; ranked 8 in offense; 22 defense; 74-75 this season
Texas Rangers Analysis
• Texas has sights set on an AL West title in 2023 • Rangers rank 3rd in offense (scoring 5.51 runs per game), 17th in pitching (4.29 ERA) • Montgomery set to pitch for Texas on Monday; 6-5 record with 4.10 ERA • Rangers have power ranking of 25 and are #3 for offense, #16 for defense, and 82-66 overall • Boston went 1-2 in their last 3 matchups with Texas
Rangers With Montgomery on the Mound Have Good Chance of Recovering Winning Ways at Globe Life Field
The Rangers boast the second-best run line record at home (41-34) and third-best against American League teams (62-40). With Montgomery on the mound against a Red Sox squad hitting only .234 BA/.298 OBP/.390 SLG/.689 OPS this month, the Rangers stand a good chance of getting back to their winning ways at Globe Life Field. There, Texas has a .274 BA/.348 OBP/.492 SLG/.840 OPS average with 5.8 runs scored per game. Boston's bullpen also poses an opportunity, as they have a 4.30 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with the fourth-most homers (75) yielded in MLB this season.
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