Rangers vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, September 18, 2023

One team will end a losing skid when the 82-67 Texas Rangers (three-game losing streak) and the 74-76 Boston Red Sox (four-game losing streak) meet Monday at 8:05 PM ET. The Rangers have been set as -180 favorites by bookmakers for the contest at Globe Life Field.

Jordan Montgomery will get the ball for Texas while Boston will counter with Kutter Crawford.

Rangers vs. Red Sox Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -180
  • Red Sox odds to win: +152
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs
  • Rangers vs. Red Sox Promo Codes

    Who Will Win Rangers vs. Red Sox?

    Rangers and Red Sox Betting Trends

    The Rangers have won 59 of the 103 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (57.3%).

    In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -180 or shorter, Texas has a 20-8 record (winning 71.4% of its games).

    The Red Sox have won 38, or 48.1%, of the 79 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

    Boston has a record of 2-2 when it’s set as an underdog of +152 or more by oddsmakers this season.

    The Rangers have played in 149 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 79 times (79-64-6).

    Games involving the Red Sox have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 79 of 149 chances this season.

    Rangers Stats & Insights

    The Rangers are the third-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 5.5 runs per game (818 total).

    Texas is sixth-best in MLB play with 209 total home runs.

    The Rangers rank second in MLB with a .266 batting average.

    Texas strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 16th in the majors.

    The pitching staff for the Rangers has a collective 8.4 K/9, which ranks 23rd in the majors.

    Texas has a 4.31 team ERA that ranks 17th among all MLB pitching staffs.

    Red Sox Stats & Insights

    The Red Sox have scored the eighth-most runs in the league this season with 736.

    Boston ranks 15th in Major League Baseball with 176 home runs.

    The Red Sox’s .261 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking third in MLB.

    Boston ranks 12th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.4 Ks per contest.

    The Red Sox strike out 8.9 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 13th in MLB.

    Boston has the 21st-ranked ERA (4.54) in the majors this season.

    Rangers Key Players to Watch

    Montgomery (9-11) is looking for his 10th win when he gets the starting nod for the Rangers in his 30th start of the season. He has a 3.47 ERA in 168 2/3 innings pitched, with 147 strikeouts.

    Marcus Semien has been key for Texas with 24 home runs, 89 RBI and a batting average of .276 this season.

    Corey Seager leads Texas in batting with a .335 average while slugging 31 homers and driving in 92 runs.

    Nate Lowe is slashing .276/.374/.433 this season for the Rangers.

    Jonah Heim has collected 110 hits this season and has an OBP of .316. He’s slugging .450 on the year.

    Red Sox Key Players to Watch

    The Red Sox will hand the ball to Crawford (6-7) for his 21st start of the season.

    Rafael Devers has racked up a team-high 33 home runs and 98 runs batted in.

    Justin Turner is hitting .281 with 30 doubles, 23 home runs and 49 walks.

    Masataka Yoshida has a team-high batting average of .285.

    Alex Verdugo has 36 doubles, five triples, 13 home runs and 42 walks while batting .266.

    Rangers and Red Sox Injuries

    Rangers: Adolis GarcĂ­a: 10 Day IL (Knee), Josh Jung: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Max Scherzer: 15 Day IL (Triceps ), Josh Sborz: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ian Kennedy: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Brad Miller: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Red Sox: Triston Casas: 10 Day IL (Shouder), James Paxton: 15 Day IL (Knee), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Hip), Corey Kluber: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kaleb Ort: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jarren Duran: 60 Day IL (Toe), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee), Kenley Jansen: 7 Day IL (Covid-19)

    Rangers vs. Red Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 5, Red Sox 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
  • How to Bet on Rangers vs. Red Sox

    Get more MLB picks.
    If you are new to sports betting, read our in-depth guide on betting on Baseball and find the best MLB betting sites and promo codes.

    written by

    Matt is from the Chicagoland area and has been working in Chicago sports since 2015 with stops at WGN Radio, the Chicago Blackhawks, Stadium, and NBC Sports Chicago prior to landing at Betsperts. Matt covers just about everything for Betsperts and Bleacher Nation but focuses on the NHL and college football.

    more mlb-picks news

    Diamondbacks vs. Rangers Probable Starting Pitchers – World Series Game 5

    The Texas Rangers (90-72) play on Wednesday in Phoenix against the Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78). First pitch is at 8:03 PM ET.The probable pitchers are Zac Gallen (17-9, 3.47 ERA) for the Diamondbacks and Nathan Eovaldi (12-5, 3.63 ERA) for the...

    Diamondbacks vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – World Series Game 5

    The Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78) host the Texas Rangers (90-72) on Wednesday at 8:03 PM ET(broadcast on FOX). Sportsbooks have opted not to choose a favorite on the moneyline for the contest, installing pick 'em odds, instead. Bookmakers have not named...

    Diamondbacks vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – World Series Game 4

    Game 4 of the World Series will feature the Arizona Diamondbacks playing host to the Texas Rangers. The Rangers will hope to extend their series lead and move closer to winning it all when action gets underway on Tuesday starting...

    Diamondbacks vs. Rangers Probable Starting Pitchers – World Series Game 4

    The Texas Rangers (90-72) visit the Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78) for a road game on Tuesday at 8:03 PM ET.The Diamondbacks will call on Joe Mantiply (2-2, 4.62 ERA) versus the Rangers and Andrew Heaney (10-6, 4.15 ERA).Diamondbacks vs. Rangers Pitcher...

    Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – World Series Game 3

    The Texas Rangers will visit the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third game of the World Series on Monday at 8:03 PM ET, live on FOX from Chase Field. The teams split the first two games and will look to break...

    Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – World Series Game 3

    The Texas Rangers will visit the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third game of the World Series on Monday at 8:03 PM ET, live on FOX from Chase Field. The teams split the first two games and will look to break...

    Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitchers – World Series Game 3

    The Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78) play at home against the Texas Rangers (90-72) at Chase Field. The matchup is set to begin at 8:03 PM ET on Monday.The probable starters are Max Scherzer (13-6, 3.77 ERA) for the Rangers and Brandon...

    Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – World Series Game 3

    Game 3 of the World Series on Monday will feature the Texas Rangers traveling to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The teams will look to break the 1-1 series deadlock when action begins at 8:03 PM ET on FOX, live...

    Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – World Series Game 2

    The Texas Rangers will host the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second game of the World Series on Saturday at 8:03 PM ET, live on FOX from Globe Life Field. The Diamondbacks will look to bounce back after falling behind in...

    Rangers vs. Diamondbacks Probable Starting Pitchers – World Series Game 2

    Following a stretch of three consecutive wins, the Texas Rangers (90-72) face the Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78) at 8:03 PM ET on Saturday.The Rangers will call on Jordan Montgomery (10-11, 3.20 ERA) against the Diamondbacks and Merrill Kelly (12-8, 3.29 ERA).Rangers...

    Latest News

    Kyle Pitts Fantasy Week 14: Projections vs. Buccaneers, Points and Stats, Start or Sit

    Tight end Kyle Pitts is looking at a matchup versus the 28th-ranked pass defense in the league (257.9 yards allowed per game) in Week 14, when his Atlanta Falcons meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday at 1:00 PM ET.Should Pitts...

    Jaylen Warren Fantasy Week 14: Projections vs. Patriots, Points and Stats, Start or Sit

    In Week 14 (Thursday at 8:15 PM ET), running back Jaylen Warren and the Pittsburgh Steelers will meet the New England Patriots, who have the third-ranked rushing defense in the NFL (88.7 yards allowed per game).With his upcoming game against...

    Amon-Ra St. Brown Fantasy Week 14: Projections vs. Bears, Points and Stats, Start or Sit

    Wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown is looking at a matchup versus the 25th-ranked pass defense in the league (239.5 yards conceded per game) in Week 14, when his Detroit Lions meet the Chicago Bears, Sunday at 1:00 PM ET.When setting your...

    Will Mallory Fantasy Week 14: Projections vs. Bengals, Points and Stats, Start or Sit

    Tight end Will Mallory faces a matchup against the 27th-ranked pass defense in the league (254.3 yards allowed per game) in Week 14, when his Indianapolis Colts play the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday at 1:00 PM ET.With his upcoming game versus...

    A.J. Dillon Fantasy Week 14: Projections vs. Giants, Points and Stats, Start or Sit

    In Week 14 (Monday at 8:15 PM ET), RB A.J. Dillon and the Green Bay Packers will face the New York Giants, who have the 28th-ranked rushing defense in the league (136.1 yards allowed per game).Should Dillon be someone that...

    Dalton Kincaid Fantasy Week 14: Projections vs. Chiefs, Points and Stats, Start or Sit

    Dalton Kincaid and the Buffalo Bills will play the Kansas City Chiefs and their sixth-ranked passing defense (183 yards conceded per game) in Week 14, on Sunday at 4:25 PM ET.Is Kincaid a worthwhile starting option in fantasy this week?...

    James Cook Fantasy Week 14: Projections vs. Chiefs, Points and Stats, Start or Sit

    James Cook and the Buffalo Bills will face the Kansas City Chiefs and their 19th-ranked run defense (114.7 yards allowed per game) in Week 14, on Sunday at 4:25 PM ET.Is Cook's game against the Chiefs this week a good...

    Luke Schoonmaker Fantasy Week 14: Projections vs. Eagles, Points and Stats, Start or Sit

    Luke Schoonmaker and the Dallas Cowboys will play the Philadelphia Eagles and their 29th-ranked pass defense (260.3 yards conceded per game) in Week 14, on Sunday at 8:20 PM ET.Should Schoonmaker be a player that you insert into your fantasy...

    Pierre Strong Jr. Fantasy Week 14: Projections vs. Jaguars, Points and Stats, Start or Sit

    In Week 14 (Sunday at 1:00 PM ET), running back Pierre Strong Jr. and the Cleveland Browns will play the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have the fifth-ranked rushing defense in the league (93.1 yards conceded per game).Is Strong a worthwhile starting...

    Cedric Tillman Fantasy Week 14: Projections vs. Jaguars, Points and Stats, Start or Sit

    In Week 14 (Sunday at 1:00 PM ET), WR Cedric Tillman and the Cleveland Browns will meet the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have the 30th-ranked passing defense in the league (261.7 yards conceded per game).Is Tillman worth starting in fantasy this...

    more mlb-picks news