Texas Rangers (27-40) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (32-32)Date : 06/12/2018
Time : 10:10 PM ET
Location : Dodger Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers will welcome the Rangers to Dodger Stadium as both teams will go head to head in a 2 game series. The Dodgers are 4th in the NL West and the Rangers are in the last place of the AL West division. This will be their first meeting of the year.
Texas Rangers's Latest Performance :
The Rangers are on the verge of getting swept at home by the Astros. The Rangers will now hit the road for the next 2 games as they will play against the Dodgers. It hasn’t been a good year for the Rangers as they are in the last place of the AL West division with a 27-40 record. One of the main struggles of the Rangers this season is their pitching they are ranked 24th in the Major with a 4.72 ERA. They haven’t been great on the road either they are 14-18. The Rangers weren’t able to bring the runners back to home base as they drew 10 walks the Rangers went 1 for 17 when they had runners at the base. Playing against the team as hot as the Dodgers will be a challenge for them.
Shin-Soo Choo was able to draw 3 walks in his last performance, but his fellow batters weren’t able to make use of the players on base, it must be very frustrating for Choo to see batters on base but he isn’t the one in control. Choo has been one of the most consistent batters for the Rangers this year although his team is having a tough time generating runs, look for Choo to play well against the Dodgers and he hopes that his batting numbers won’t end up on the losing team. He is slashing .268/.378/.455 with 27 RBIs with 11 homers and 41 walks on the season.
Pitching the Rangers will be Bartolo Colon. He allowed two earned runs, six hits, and two walks with a strikeout over five innings Wednesday against the Athletics to pick up a win. He has allowed 12 homers across his past seven outings. He has a 4.16 ERA with a 1.07 WHIP.
Los Angeles Dodgers's Latest Performance :
The Dodgers are arguably the hottest team in the Major right now, they are 16-6 in their last 22 games. The Dodgers have definitely turned up the heat and are looking like last years NL Champion after the loss to the Braves the Dodgers now have a .500 record at 32-32 ranking them 4th in the NL West, all three teams have the same record, the Dodgers will have the opportunity to cut down the 2 1/2 gap for the top spot in the division when they play the Rangers in a 2 game series. The Dodgers are 6th best batting team in the Major with 305 runs on the season and 12th in pitching with an ERA of 3.74. They currently have 7 starter pitchers on the DL list.
Max Muncy had a solo home run and three walks in his last outing, He continues to see regular at-bats, and he is now up to 11 homers with 26 RBI. He is slashing a solid .268/.385/.593. He should take advantage of this short series against the Rangers. The Dodgers are 15-18 when playing at home a chance for them to bump up their home record and give his team a shot for the top spot in the division. The Dodgers has rediscovered their form and they will keep climbing up the standings in the month of June.
Pitching for the Dodgers will be Kenta Maeda. He should be clear to go after suffering a hip injury. He brings a nice 3.61 ERA and 11.69 K/9 in 10 starts. With the Dodgers starters piling up the DL list other pitchers will have to ready because you never know when is your number going to be called.
How Texas Rangers & Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Rangers are 15-32 in their last 47 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Dodgers
My reason for the pick :
Don’t bet against the Dodgers during this time period because they are currently rolling at the moment. The Dodgers should be able to take care of business at home against the Rangers as they will start to break away from the Rockies and the Giants for 2nd place and within arm’s length of the D-Backs. The Dodgers understands how to win and they know that the regular season is a marathon, not a sprint and the amazing thing about this run is they are doing it with limited starting pitchers.
The Dodgers to win at home over the Rangers.
Betting trends for Texas Rangers:
- Rangers are 9-20 in their last 29 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Dodgers:
- Dodgers are 6-0 in their last 6 games following a loss.