Texas Rangers (27-41) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (33-32)Date : 06/13/2018
Time : 10:10 PM ET
Location : Dodger Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers will welcome back the Rangers to Dodgers stadium for game 2 of an interleague matchup. The Dodgers are 3rd in the NL West division while the Rangers are in the last place of the AL West. It looks like it is an already lost season for the Rangers while the Dodgers keep climbing up the standings.
Texas Rangers's Latest Performance :
The Rangers weren’t able to avoid a 4 game sweep against the World Series Champion the Astros, they will now travel to LA to face off the Dodgers in a two-game series. The Rangers haven’t been playing all season long one of the main reasons why the Rangers are in the last place of the AL West is because of their pitching they are ranked 24th in the Major with a 4.75 ERA on the season, the Rangers are nowhere near to make an impact this season as it is starting to look like another lost season for the Rangers. It will be a challenge for the Rangers to play against the Dodgers considering how well they are playing as a team right now.
Shin-Soo Choo delivered a two-run single in the second inning as it was his only hit across five at-bats. He didn’t waste any time extending his on-base streak to 26 consecutive games, best active run in the majors. He’ll look to keep things going in a two-game interleague set on the road against the Dodgers starting on Tuesday. He has posted a .412 on-base percentage on the road this season with 10 extra-base hits over 124 at-bats as opposed to a .343 OBP with 14 extra-base hits at home across 122 at-bats.
Pitching for the Rangers will be Cole Hamels. He is coming off a loss to the Astros on Thursday in which he allowed five runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings. He is 0-2 with a 5.23 ERA in his last three starts. Hamels is 3-2 with a 1.89 ERA in eight career starts against the Dodgers.
Los Angeles Dodgers's Latest Performance :
The Dodgers were able to pick up a crucial rubber game win over the Braves they have now moved up into the 3rd place of the NL West division with a record of 33-32. The Dodgers still remain the hottest team in the Major-winning 7 of their last 8 games. As they get ready to play the Rangers in a two-game set. The Dodgers are 16-18 when playing at home this season. Playing against the Rangers in an interleague matchup would allow them to improve their record at home. Coming into this series the Dodgers are 7th in batting with 311 runs scored this season and 11th in pitching with a 3.71 ERA. Ross Stripling came through for the Dodgers in the rubber game against the Braves as he allowed only 2 runs and 2 hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Max Muncy went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks, and two RBI he has swatted homers in three consecutive games and he is now up to 12 home runs with 28 RBI. The Dodgers team chemistry at this very moment is at an all-time high as everything is clicking for them at this very moment they are now 3rd place and only 2.5 games back of the D-Backs and I won’t be surprised if they end up on top of the division at the end of June.
The Dodgers as yet to name a starter for the game against the Rangers as they only have 2 starter pitchers available and 7 starting pitchers on the DL list.
How Texas Rangers & Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Dodgers are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Rangers are 21-6 in their last 27 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Dodgers
My reason for the pick :
The Dodgers will be able to take care of business at home against the Rangers. The Dodgers are firing on all cylinders despite having only 2 starter pitchers in the rotation. The Dodgers are reminding us how they won the NL division last season. Great teams seem to find ways to win despite not having everyone on the roster available. The Rangers shouldn’t be a problem for the Dodgers as they will continue to win games and climb up the NL West division.
Betting trends for Texas Rangers:
- Rangers are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Dodgers:
- Dodgers are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.