Red Sox vs Rangers Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Thursday, September 1

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The Boston Red Sox (63-68) will host the Texas Rangers (58-71), Thursday at 7:10 PM ET, in the first game of a four-game series. The starting pitchers are Rich Hill (6-5) for the Red Sox, and Glenn Otto (6-8) for the Rangers.

Bookmakers have made the Red Sox a decent moneyline favorite (-161) at home over the Rangers (+136). The game’s over/under is set at 9.5.

Red Sox vs. Rangers Odds

Run Line

Boston Red Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

Red Sox (-161)

Total

9.5 Runs (Over: -108, Under: -113)

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When, Where, at What Time is Red Sox vs. Rangers

  • Game Day: Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Stadium: Fenway Park

Red Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Eric Hosmer 10 Day Injury List Back
Tanner Houck 15 Day Injury List Back
Nathan Eovaldi 15 Day Injury List Neck
Chris Sale 60 Day Injury List Finger/Wrist
James Paxton 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Josh Taylor 60 Day Injury List Back

Rangers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Josh Sborz 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Cole Ragans 15 Day Injury List Calf
Joe Barlow 15 Day Injury List Finger
Spencer Howard 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Jon Gray 15 Day Injury List Upper Body
Eli White 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Mitch Garver 60 Day Injury List Forearm

Last Time Out: Red Sox and Rangers

The Red Sox defeated the Twins by a 6-5 score in their most recent game yesterday. Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBI to lead them offensively while Michael Wacha earned the win after throwing six innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits while striking out seven.

Yesterday, the Rangers lost to the Astros 5-3. Martin Perez was the losing pitcher after throwing five innings, giving up five earned runs on nine hits while striking out five. Nate Lowe paced the Rangers’ offense, going 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

Betting Trends

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The Red Sox have been favorites in 66 games this season and won 37 (56.1%) of those contests. This season, Boston has won 11 of its 18 games, or 61.1%, when favored by at least -161 on the moneyline. The Red Sox have a 61.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Boston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 61 of their 131 opportunities. The Red Sox have an ATS record of 67-64-0 in 131 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers 113 .287 (25) .343 (45) .530 (9) 5.1% (15) 18.4% (59) 6.9% (98)
Xander Bogaerts 124 .308 (6) .376 (10) .460 (36) 2.3% (94) 19.4% (74) 8.8% (68)
Alex Verdugo 124 .283 (32) .328 (77) .401 (92) 1.3% (129) 11.8% (8) 6.0% (116)
Tommy Pham 121 .251 (84) .323 (84) .399 (94) 3.0% (70) 26.5% (128) 9.4% (54)
J.D. Martínez 116 .272 (42) .339 (53) .430 (62) 2.2% (98) 24.5% (116) 8.6% (72)

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rangers have been underdogs in 78 games this season and have come away with the win 37 times (47.4%) in those contests. This season, Texas has been victorious 13 times in 28 chances when named as an underdog of at least +136 or longer on the moneyline. The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 42.4% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup. Texas and their opponents have hit the over in 63 of their 129 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Rangers are 70-59-0 against the spread in their 129 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Corey Seager 123 .255 (80) .331 (72) .476 (25) 5.4% (13) 15.2% (28) 9.4% (54)
Marcus Semien 128 .239 (109) .299 (121) .408 (83) 3.5% (52) 16.0% (36) 7.8% (84)
Nate Lowe 124 .301 (12) .352 (31) .498 (15) 4.3% (35) 22.8% (95) 6.9% (98)
Adolis García 125 .256 (77) .303 (116) .450 (48) 3.9% (39) 28.4% (136) 5.8% (123)
Jonah Heim 104 .237 (-) .315 (-) .418 (-) 3.4% (-) 19.3% (-) 10.1% (-)

Red Sox vs. Rangers Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Red Sox to win (-161 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go under the total (9.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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