Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox Preview 8/13/2008

MLB Betting Preview
Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox
Wednesday, 7:05 pm Eastern – ESPN

 

SBG Global Opening Line: Red Sox – 230 ,  Total  10 Under – 120

 

The Boston Red Sox are heavy favorites on Wednesday as they host the Texas Rangers and Jon Lester is the big reason why. He is 10-4 on the season with a 3.23 ERA.  He is 6-1 at home this season with a 2.87 ERA in 12 starts.  He will be opposed by Luis Mendoza who is 3-5 with a 7.50 ERA this season. Mendoza is 1-2 with a 7.50 ERA in his four starts since the All-Star break.  He is 1-3 with an 8.46 ERA on the road.  He was shelled earlier this year at Boston by a score of 11-3. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Red Sox at Home.

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Wednesday’s game.  The Rangers are 16-37 in their last 53 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. the American League East. The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Rangers are 3-7 in Mendoza’s last 10 starts. The Rangers are 1-4 in Mendoza’s last 5 starts vs. the American League East. The Rangers are 1-7 in Mendoza’s last 8 starts as an underdog. The Rangers are 0-5 in Mendoza’s last 5 road starts. The Rangers are 9-31 in the last 40 meetings in Boston.


SBG Global Current Line: Red Sox – 240 ,  Total  10.5 Over – 125

 

The Red Sox are 51-17 in their last 68 games as a home favorite. The Red Sox are 45-17 in their last 62 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Red Sox are 18-4 in Lester’s last 22 starts as a home favorite.

 

The Over is 5-0-1 in the Rangers last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Under is 4-1 in the Rangers last 5 vs. the American League East. The Under is 4-1 in the Rangers last 5 overall. The Over is 4-1 in Mendoza’s last 5 starts as a road underdog.

 

The Under is 5-2 in the Red Sox last 7 games as a favorite. The Over is 4-1 in Lester’s last 5 starts as a home favorite. The Under is 5-2 in Lester’s last 7 starts vs. the American League West.

 

Pick: Rangers +200 1 unit