The Texas Rangers are trying to avoid losing their fourth consecutive game when they play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Globe Life Park. Fox Sports Southwest will be televising this interleague showdown and the first pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Texas Rangers Odds
Texas (+150) is coming into this one as the underdog against Los Angeles (-160) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 10 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at Dodgers -1.5 runs (-110) and Rangers +1.5 runs (-110).
The Rangers are 66-66 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 58-75 straight up (SU). The team hasn’t moved the needle a lot for gamblers, losing 0.5 units for moneyline bettors and 3.8 units (ATS). The Dodgers are 71-61 SU and have gone 57-74 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 26.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 17.3 units ATS.
Neither side has established itself as an obvious over/under play this year. Rangers games have an over/under record of 60-62-10 in 2018. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 63-63-5.
Alex Wood is getting the start for the Dodgers. The left-handed Wood is 7-6 with a 3.60 ERA and 117 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rangers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.
The Rangers are sending lefty Mike Minor (10-6, 4.40 ERA) to the mound. Minor has 104 strikeouts and 28 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.12. Minor did not record a start against the Dodgers in 2017.
As a unit, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have a 5.50 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.14 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.
The Texas offense is putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .222/.311/.327 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Rangers’ hitters have been led by Shin-soo Choo, who is slashing .280/.390/.474 with 21 home runs, 60 RBIs and 75 runs scored.
For the visitors, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.19 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 9.46 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.92, along with a WHIP of 1.13 and a K-per-9 of 9.57.
The Dodgers offense has slashed .246/.331/.431 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).
Los Angeles’ hitters have been spearheaded by Cody Bellinger. Bellinger is slashing .261/.343/.468 with 20 home runs, 62 RBIs and 73 runs scored.
The Dodgers just took the previous game in the series by a final score of eight runs to four.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in four of Los Angeles’ last seven outings.
- The Dodgers have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games. The Rangers have hit six over their last 10.
- Texas has recorded 19.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.0 over its last five.