Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox - 9/1/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Boston Red Sox (63-68) vs Texas Rangers (58-71)

Game Info: Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Rich Hill (6-5) (4.32) vs Glenn Otto (6-8) (4.79)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -160 / Texas Rangers +135 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers will play the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of their series at Fenway Park on Thursday night.

The Texas Rangers are 58-71 this season and have lost four games in a row. Texas is coming off of a series loss against Houston, where they lost both games played. The Texas pitching staff has a 4.10 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average this season. The Rangers offense has scored 584 runs with a .244 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Corey Seager is batting .255 with 29 home runs and 69 RBI’s for the Rangers this season. The projected starter for Texas is Glenn Otto, who is 6-8 with a 4.79 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 99.2 innings pitched this season.

The Boston Red Sox are 63-68 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Boston is coming off of a series loss against Minnesota, where they lost two out of the three games played in the series. The Boston pitching staff has a 4.55 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .253 opponent batting average. The Red Sox offense has scored 589 runs with a .258 batting average and a .317 on base percentage this year. Xander Bogaerts is batting .308 with 12 home runs and 60 RBI’s for the Red Sox this season. The projected starter for Boston is Rich Hill, who is 6-5 with a 4.32 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 89.2 innings pitched this season.

Texas is 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games and 2-5 in their last 7 game one’s of a series. The over is 5-1 in Texas’ last 6 games against the AL East. Boston is 3-7 in their last 10 games and 2-7 in their last 9 Thursday games. The over is 3-1-1 in Boston’s last 5 game one’s of a series. Texas is 10-21 in these two teams last 31 head to head meetings.

Both of these teams come into this game out of contention for a playoff spot and neither team has played very well lately. Texas has been giving up a lot of runs recently and will try to stop that trend with Glenn Otto on the mound. Otto has allowed five earned runs over his last 16.2 innings pitched. For Boston, Rich Hill has allowed six runs over his last 16 innings pitched. I like the over in this game.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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