The Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers will meet for game one of their series tonight from Fenway. All odds and trends for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Red Sox have been struggling all season and just staying over .500 has been a challenge. They are just 28 – 32 at home this season and sit 10 games and back in the division. On the mound tonight for Boston will be Aaron Cook was lost his last four decisions. In just 44 innings of work Cook has let up 50 hits and pitched to a 5.24 ERA.
The Rangers on the other hand are tied for the best record in the American League but are coming off a loss yesterday to the Royals. They are just 29-33 on the road this season, but still have a five game lead in their division. The Rangers will send Yu Darvish to the mound was lost three of his last four decisions entering tonight. Darvish has sputtered as of late and has allowed just 110 hits in 127 innings of work but is pitching to a 4.38 ERA.
Boston is 4-1 in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 1-4 in their last five game one of a series, and 1-4 in Cook’s last five starts. Texas is 6-1 in their last seven games against the AL East, 7-3 in their last 10 road games against a team with a losing record, and 2-5 in Darvish’s last seven road starts. Texas is 5-1 in the last six meetings of these two.
We do not particularly like either pitcher and could see both getting hit hard. Because of this we like the over for total runs scored in this game but read online sportsbook reviews.