Texas Rangers vs LA Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks 6/13/24

LA Dodgers (42-26) vs Texas Rangers (31-35)

Game Info: Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Yoshinobu Yamamoto (6-2) (3.00) vs Michael Lorenzen (3-3) (3.05)

Betting Odds: LA Dodgers -250 / Texas Rangers +205 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Dodgers meet Thursday in MLB action from Dodger Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs LA Dodgers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Texas Rangers will send out Michael Lorenzen here and Lorenzen is 3-3 with a 3.05 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Lorenzen’s first career start against the Dodgers. Yoshinobu Yamamoto will start for the Dodgers here and is 6-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. This will be Yamamoto’s first career start against the Rangers.

Texas Rangers Recap

The Texas Rangers come into this one looking to win the series after their 3-2 win in Wednesday’s matchup with the Dodgers, evening the set up at one win apiece. The win gives the Rangers a chance to bounce back from back-to-back series losses against the Giants and Tigers in the last week with a series against the Mariners up next.

Rangers Still Struggling Offensively

Going into Wednesday’s matchup, Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 69 hits along with 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 37 RBIs while Adolis Garcia has 13 home runs and 40 RBIs with 10 doubles as well as 5 stolen bases. Evan Carter also has 5 home runs with 15 RBIs while Jonah Heim has 6 homers and 31 RBIs and Josh Smith also has a team-high 15 doubles. Corey Seager also has a team-high 13 home runs with 30 RBIs of his own this season.

Why the Texas Rangers will win

  • The Rangers have won each of their last three games as road underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games as underdogs against NL West opponents following a road win.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five games against American League opponents after playing the previous day.
  • The Rangers have led after 3 innings in each of their last three Thursday night games as underdogs.
  • The Rangers have led after 5 innings in four of their last five games as road underdogs.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to bounce back from their loss to the Rangers on Wednesday, but despite Wednesday’s loss, the Dodgers still have a chance for another series win to build on their series win over the Yankees last weekend with a visit from the Kansas City Royals on deck this weekend.

Dodgers Still Rolling Despite Defeat

Entering Wednesday, Shohei Ohtani has 81 hits including a team-high 16 home runs, 18 doubles and 43 RBIs with a .312 batting average while Mookie Betts has 82 hits with 16 doubles, 3 triples, 10 homers and 40 RBIs of his own. Teoscar Hernandez also has 17 home runs with 50 RBIs and a team-high 81 strikeouts. Betts also has 9 stolen bases while Ohtani has a team-high 15 stolen bases. Freddie Freeman also has 41 RBIs with 19 doubles and Will Smith has added 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 42 RBIs.

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

  • The Dodgers have won each of their last 11 games against AL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Rangers have lost each of their last six games against the Dodgers following a win.
  • The Dodgers have covered the run line in each of their last 11 games against AL West opponents following a loss.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games against National League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Dodgers have won the first inning in each of their last three games against AL West opponents.
  • The Rangers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last six night games against National League opponents.

Texas Rangers vs LA Dodgers Prediction

I’m on the Dodgers here. I haven’t been the biggest Yamamoto fan this season, but there’s no denying he’s putting it together in a lot of his recent starts and the Rangers just don’t look like they have the bats to keep up with the Dodgers when the bats are rolling for L.A. I think L.A. crushes Lorenzen here and gets themselves the win here. Give me the Dodgers.

Chris’s Pick Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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