Dodgers vs Rangers Prediction - MLB Picks 7/21/23

Texas Rangers (58-39) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (55-40)

Game Info: Friday, July 21, 2023 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Andrew Heaney (6-6) (4.43) vs Tony Gonsolin (5-3) (3.72)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers +100 / Los Angeles Dodgers -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Globe Life Field. 

The Dodgers sit with a 55-40 record overall and they are coming off a series win against the Baltimore Orioles. The Dodgers offense scored 21 runs total during the three games, including 10 runs on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Will Smith finished with two hits, one run, one walk, and one RBI. The Dodgers offense has been the strength all season averaging 5.55 runs per game which is 3rd best in baseball. On the mound for the Dodgers will be Tony Gonsolin who sits with a 5-3 record and an ERA of 3.72. In three of Gonsolin’s last four starts he has given up four runs. 

The Rangers sit with a 58-39 record overall and they have won six games in a row. The Rangers have gotten good pitching heading into this game and in the series sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays, they only gave up six runs total. On Wednesday, Jon Gray gave up eight hits in 4.1 innings but didn’t give up any runs.  On the mound for the Rangers will be Andrew Heaney who sits with a 6-6 record and an ERA of 4.53. In his last start against the Cleveland Guardians he went 5.1 innings giving up six hits and zero runs. 

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers have won each of their last seven games against AL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Dodgers have covered the run line in each of their last six night games against AL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Dodgers have led after 7 innings in each of their last five night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Dodgers have won the first inning in each of their last four games against AL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Mookie Betts ranks 4th in the league in Home Runs (27) this season.

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have won each of their last six games.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line in six of their last seven night games against NL West opponents.
  • The Rangers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five games at Globe Life Field against National League opponents that held a winning record.
  • Corey Seager has hit a home run in each of the Rangers' last two games against NL West opponents.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Rangers have used good pitching the last week to find their success, and it’s going to be good pitching again in this game. Heaney is coming off a start where he gave up zero runs, and even against a good offense, he’s going to lockdown. Gonsolin hasn’t been as sharp as of late, and in three of his last four starts he has given up four runs. The Rangers are going to give Heaney enough run support to get the job done. Back the Rangers on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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