Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 6/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (37-26) at Texas Rangers (33-30)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
C Frias (4-3) (3.86) vs. Y Gallardo (5-6) (3.45)
The Line: Texas Rangers +105 / Los Angeles Dodgers -115 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Dodgers face off on Monday in Arlington in game one of their interleague MLB series.
The Texas Rangers continue to surprise many as they sit in second place in the American league West standings. The Rangers are 13-16 at home, 6-4 in their last 10 games, and they are 2.5 games back in the AL West. As a team the Rangers are hitting .252 with Prince Fielder hitting .343, Adrian Beltre hitting .257, and Leonys Martin hitting .255. The Rangers pitching staff has an ERA if 4.09 with the starters at 3.84 and the bullpen at 4.54. For game one against the Dodgers the Rangers start Yovani Gallardo who has allowed 71 hits and 29 runs while striking out 59 over 75.2 innings for a 5-6 record and a 3.45 ERA.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to lead the NL West despite having a losing record on the road. The Dodgers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 12-16 on the road, and they have a 3.5 game lead on the Giants in the National League West standings. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .258 with Yasiel Puig hitting .357, Adrian Gonzalez hitting .313, and Andre Ethier hitting .291. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA 3.27 with the starters at 3.37 and the bullpen at 3.06. For game one at Texas the Dodgers start Carlos Frias who has allowed 60 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 28 over 49 innings for a 4-3 record and a 3.86 ERA.
Texas is 5-1 in their last six interleague games, 7-3 in their last 10 home games, and 5-0 in Gallardo’s last five starts following a team loss in their last game. Los Angeles is 6-0 against the AL West, 4-1 against a right-handed starter, and 1-4 in Frias’ last five starts as a favorite.
The total is set at 8.5 and while I see it going North of the starting pitchers ERA’s, I still see it coming in under the total and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.