Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Dodgers odds, picks and prediction
The Texas Rangers (24-39) open a three-game series on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers (37-25) Friday night. First pitch is set for 10:10 p.m. ET at Dodger Stadium. Let's analyze BetMGM Sportsbook's lines around the Rangers vs. Dodgers odds with MLB picks and predictions.
RHP Mike Foltynewicz is the projected starting pitcher for the Rangers. He is 1-6 with a 4.75 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 6.2 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 in 66 1/3 IP over 12 starts.
Foltynewicz was roughed up in his last start, allowing 5 earned runs and 8 hits in 3 2/3 innings. The Rangers have lost five of his last six starts.
LHP Clayton Kershaw is the projected starting pitcher for the Dodgers. He is 7-5 with a 3.66 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 10.1 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9 in 76 1/3 IP over 13 starts.
He has taken the loss in each of his last two starts, allowing 5 earned runs in each, and has now given up 5 earned runs in three of his last five outings.
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Rangers at Dodgers odds, lines, picks and prediction
- Money line : Rangers +260 (bet $100 to win $260) | Dodgers -335 (bet $335 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS : Rangers +2.5 (-135) | Dodgers -2.5 (+110)
- Over/Under : 7.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)
Dodgers 7, Rangers 5
Money line (ML)
The Rangers won their last game on Wednesday, snapping a three-game losing streak, but have only two wins in their last 14 games. At 9-23 they are tied for the second-fewest road wins in the majors, and have lost 15 straight away from home.
The Dodgers have won three in a row and five of their last seven, and have a 19-10 record at Dodger Stadium.
With Texas' struggles on the road you can't comfortably pick them to win in Dodger Stadium, and betting the Dodgers for an outright win doesn't have much value. PASS on the money line and look at the run line and total for tonight.
Despite their road struggles, the Rangers have not been a bad bet on the run line away from home as they are 18-14 ATS on the road this season. Overall, they are 32-31 ATS. In their 15-game road skid only six losses were by more than 2 runs.
The Dodgers went 3-4 in their last homestand, but against the Giants and Cardinals, both teams over .500. They swept their previous home series against the lowly Arizona Diamondbacks. Only three of their last seven home wins, dating back to the start of the Diamondbacks series, were by more than two runs.
They are 15-14 ATS at home.
Take the RANGERS +2.5 (-135).
The Dodgers are 33-28-1 O/U this season and eight of their last 12 games have gone Over the projected total. Seven of Kershaw's last eight starts have had totals of eight runs or more.
Texas is 28-33-2 O/U and only three of their last 12 games have gone Over. Four of Foltynewicz's last seven starts have had totals of eight runs or more.
Take OVER 7.5 (-115).
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