ESPN Monday Night baseball will feature a high profile American League game between the Red Sox vs Rangers at 8 Pm ET. MLB picks sharps at the sportsbooks have the Rangers vs Red Sox odds favoring the Rangers as sizeable -142 favorites with southpaw Felix Doubront (10-4 4.24 E.R.A.) toeing the rubber against struggling Boston starter Scott Feldman (3-7 5.89 E.R.A). Our MLB picks staff broke down the ESPN Monday Night baseball match-up to see if the high powered Rangers heavy “chalk” is warranted. The Red Sox vs Rangers Odds moneyline have the Red Sox as underdogs on the moneyline at +128 ($1000 to win $1280).
MLB Picks Analysis: Despite Feldman’s recent struggles the Red Sox hit lefties well (5.65 runs per game) and the Rangers number is a little bloated at -14s on the Sports Odds Vegas. The Rangers big bats have been cold averaging a paltry 3.38 RPG, almost a full run less than the Red Sox over that same span. Boston understands the importance of keeping focused in order to get out of the A.L. East cellar and ESPN Monday Night baseball should bring the most of a proud Red Sox dugout that was embarrassed in an 18-3 loss earlier in the season. The Rangers vs Red Sox Odds Total is at 10.5 runs.
Red Sox 1st baseman Adrian Gonzalez has been swinging a big stick and despite Rangers starter Felix Doubront’s recent success he is no Nolan Ryan. Boston should also get Carl Crawford back in the lineup to help give Feldman support. Boston has played well despite having David Ortiz’s big bat on the D.L and is worth taking a flier bet on as underdogs.
MLB Picks Play: Boston Red Sox +$128 0.5 UNITS ($500 to win $640)