Rangers vs. Red Sox Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/13/2022

by | May 13, 2022

The Texas Rangers (13-17), led by Brad Miller on a two-game home run streak, are -115 favorites on the moneyline to defeat the Boston Red Sox (11-20). First pitch is set for 8:05 PM ET Friday, live from Globe Life Field. Dane Dunning takes the mound for Texas while Nick Pivetta is Boston’s starter for the contest.

Rangers vs. Red Sox Spread and Betting Line

Rangers vs Red Sox Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rangers -115 -105 8.5 -110 -110 -1.5 +141 -134

Computer Predictions for Rangers vs. Red Sox

Our computer pick: Boston Red Sox (-105) and Over (8.5)

Rangers vs. Red Sox Game Info

  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Dane Dunning
  • Boston Red Sox probable starting pitcher: Nick Pivetta
  • Game Day: Friday, May 13, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: Globe Life Field

Texas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox Pitching Matchup

Dunning Pivetta
6 GS 6
1-1 W-L 0-4
3.38 ERA 6.07
32.0 IP 26.2
11 BB 13
31 SO 29

Rangers Starter Dane Dunning

  • Dunning (1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched) gets the start for the Rangers, his seventh of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Sunday, the righty threw six innings against the New York Yankees, allowing one earned run while surrendering two hits.
  • The 27-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.38, with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season. Opponents have a .221 batting average against him.
  • Dunning is looking for his third quality start in a row.
  • Dunning will aim to go five or more innings for his fourth straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.1 frames per outing.
  • The opposing Red Sox offense has a collective .229 batting average, and is 17th in the league with 240 total hits and 28th in MLB action with 107 runs scored. It has the 26th-ranked slugging percentage (.345) and ranks 28th in home runs (18) in all of MLB.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 27-year-old’s 3.38 ERA ranks 33rd, 1.188 WHIP ranks 38th, and 8.7 K/9 ranks 20th.

Red Sox Starter Nick Pivetta

  • Pivetta (0-4) will take the mound for the Red Sox, his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed six innings without allowing a run on five hits in a matchup with the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 6.07 and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .286 in six games this season.
  • He has started six games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • Pivetta has made two starts of five or more innings in six chances this season, and averages 4.1 frames when he pitches.
  • The Rangers have scored 120 runs this season, which ranks 20th in MLB. They have 217 hits, 27th in baseball, with 29 home runs (14th in the league).

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rangers have entered the game as favorites seven times this season and won three of those games.
  • Texas has entered seven games this season favored by -115 or more and is 3-4 in those contests.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 53.5% chance of a victory for the Rangers.
  • Texas’ games have gone over the total in 13 of their 30 chances.
  • The Rangers are 18-12-0 ATS in their 30 games with a spread this season.

Red Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Red Sox have won in five, or 29.4%, of the 17 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Boston has a win-loss record of 5-12 when favored by -105 or worse by sportsbooks this year.
  • The Red Sox have an implied victory probability of 51.2% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Boston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in nine of their 31 opportunities.
  • In 31 games with a line this season, the Red Sox have a mark of 15-16-0 against the spread.

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Corey Seager has a team-high seven home runs.
  • Of all hitters in the majors, Seager ranks 12th in home runs and 63rd in RBI.
  • Jonah Heim has three doubles, three home runs and nine walks while batting .327.
  • Adolis Garcia has a team-best 18 runs batted in.
  • Miller is hitting .236 with a double, five home runs and three walks.
  • Miller is riding a four-game hitting streak into this one. In his last five games he is batting .600 with three home runs, a walk and five RBI.
Corey Seager 29 .237 .302 .430 7 15 27
Jonah Heim 17 .327 .431 .571 3 10 16
Adolis García 30 .202 .262 .377 4 18 23
Brad Miller 25 .236 .263 .458 5 17 17
Nate Lowe 29 .243 .294 .306 1 9 27

Red Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox in home runs (five) and runs batted in (15).
  • Devers’ home run total places him 33rd in the majors, and he is 63rd in RBI.
  • Devers carries a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is batting .366 with three doubles, two home runs, four walks and six RBI.
  • Xander Bogaerts’ .345 batting average paces his team.
  • Bogaerts ranks 135th among all hitters in the majors in homers, and 146th in RBI.
  • Alex Verdugo is hitting .216 with four doubles, three home runs and eight walks.
  • J.D. Martinez has put up a team-best 15 runs batted in.
Rafael Devers 31 .312 .343 .508 5 15 40
Xander Bogaerts 30 .345 .397 .466 2 10 40
Alex Verdugo 30 .216 .260 .333 3 14 24
J.D. Martínez 24 .298 .337 .500 3 15 28
Kiké Hernández 28 .161 .232 .259 1 12 18

Betting Tips for Rangers vs. Red Sox

Our best bet is the Red Sox on the moneyline at -105 after looking at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 8.5 runs.

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