The Boston Red Sox (75-76) and the Texas Rangers (82-68) play the middle contest of a 3-game series at Globe Life Field Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s'lines around the Red Sox at Rangers odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets.
Season series: Red Sox lead 3-1
The Red Sox are mathematically still alive for the postseason, although Boston is 7 1/2 games out of the last AL Wild Card spot with 11 games to play. So yeah, it is likely not going to the playoffs. However, the Red Sox are doing their best to spoil the party for the Rangers, winning 3 of 4 games against Texas this season, including a devastating 4-2 win Monday.
The Rangers have dropped 4 games in a row, all against teams who are all but likely going to miss the postseason. It is Texas’ 2nd 4-game losing streak just since Sept. 4, and it can ill afford any further slip-ups if it wants to stay ahead of the Seattle Mariners and/or the Toronto Blue Jays for one of the final AL Wild Cards. The Rangers are still just 1 1/2 games back of the first-place Houston Astros in the AL West, although they would need to leapfrog the Mariners there as well.