Free MLB Pick of the Day: Red Sox vs. Rangers MLB Picks 5/3/13

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The 2013 MLB betting season is off and running here at Cappers Info, and we are set to make more of our patented MLB picks for one of our favorite times of year. On Friday night, the Boston Red Sox will be led onto the field by Felix Doubront, as they play host to the Texas Rangers, who will be countering with Derek Holland. The first pitch from Rangers Ballpark is set to be thrown out at 8:05 p.m. ET

Friday Baseball Picks: Boston Red Sox @ Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, May 3rd, 8:05 ET
Location: Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, TX
Red Sox vs. Rangers On TV: MLB Network

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MLB Odds & Probable Starting Pitchers
Boston Red Sox (Felix Doubront) +112
Texas Rangers (Derek Holland) -120
Total: 9.5

If there is such a thing as a bad scheduling spot for a team in baseball, this is it. It’s really unfair for the Red Sox to have had to play a game last night at the Rogers Centre, only to have to turn around and come back to Arlington to play the Rangers roughly 16 hours after getting on the airplane to get into town. To make matters worse, the pitching matchup really isn’t all that friendly either. Simply put, LHP Derek Holland is due for some good fortune, while the baseball gods are eventually going to stop watching over LHP Felix Doubront. We do love that Doubront has struck out 50 batters in his last six starts combined, but there is a point that a man that hasn’t pitched deeper than 6.2 innings all season long is going to get punished. Boston is averaging 7.5 runs per game of support for its lefty, and that is all going to come crashing down against Holland. Texas’ southpaw has been unfortunate from the standpoint that he is just 1-2 in spite of the fact that he has a 3.38 ERA and a sub-1.00 WHIP in his 34.2 innings of work. The team hasn’t helped him all that much in terms of errors, and the bullpen has been brutal as well. Holland will get it all to go his way on Friday night though, as he leads the Rangers to victory against the Bo Sox.

Red Sox @ Rangers Pick 5/3/13: Texas Rangers -120
Red Sox @ Rangers Score Prediction: Texas 6 – Boston 3

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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