Red Sox vs Rangers Odds, Trends, and Free Pick August 22nd, 2011

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Red Sox Boston (77-49) at Texas (73-55)
When: Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Where: Ballpark at Arlington, Texas
Time: 8:05 ET
TV: DirecTV 731 (Red Sox), 732 (Rangers)
Rangers

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Probable Pitchers
Red Sox: Erik Bedard (4-8, 3.44 ERA, 1.19 WHIP)
Rangers: C.J. Wilson (12-5, 3.20 ERA, 1.21 WHIP)

The opening line for tonight’s Red Sox vs Rangers game opened up at -140 (-1.5 +150) in favor of Wilson and the Rangers at Sportsbook.com and the total was set at 9u10. Here are some trends for tonight’s game:

Red Sox are 24-7 in their last 31 games vs. a left-handed starter.

Red Sox are 13-4 in their last 17 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.

Rangers are 11-2 in Wilsons last 13 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Rangers are 22-7 in Wilsons last 29 starts as a home favorite.

Under is 4-0 in Red Sox last 4 road games vs. a left-handed starter.

Under is 4-0 in Red Sox last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.

Over is 3-0-1 in Wilsons last 4 starts with the total set at 9.0-10.5.

Over is 4-0-1 in Wilsons last 5 home starts with the total set at 9.0-10.5.

Rangers are 4-0 in Wilsons last 4 starts vs. Red Sox.

Red Sox are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Texas.

My Prediction: A potential playoff preview takes place tonight in Texas as the Rangers host the Red Sox. Erik Bedard will be making his 4th start with Boston. He has a nice 3.38 ERA in 16 innings with the Red Sox. C.J. Wilson got shelled in 2 starts in late July, but has been excellent in August so far. In his last 3 starts he has a 1.88 ERA in 19 2/3 innings. He’s been very good in his four career starts against Boston, posting a 1.37 ERA and the Rangers have won all 4 of those games. The Rangers are coming home from a 10-game road trip and are 28-13 in Game 1 of a series while the Red Sox are 21-20. I think the Rangers knock Bedard around tonight.

Rangers -135

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