Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/28/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 8/28/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers (24-9) at Texas Rangers (11-19)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 28, 2020 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Dustin May (1-1) (2.79) vs. Jordan Lyles

The Line: Texas Rangers / Los Angeles Dodgers --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers meet Friday in MLB action at Globe Life Field.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Dodgers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Dodgers have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Mookie Betts leads the Dodgers with 35 hits and 24 RBI while Corey Seager and Justin Turner have combined for 64 hits and 41 RBI. Dustin May gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.79 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be May’s first career game against the Rangers.

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The Texas Rangers need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Rangers have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Rangers have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Solak leads the Rangers with 28 hits and 11 RBI while Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Todd Frazier have combined for 48 hits and 12 RBI. Jordan Lyles gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 9.25 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Lyles is 0-3 with a 7.24 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

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Dustin May has allowed seven runs and 17 hits in his last 21.1 innings while Jordan Lyles has allowed 25 earned runs and 33 hits in his last 22.1 innings. This is a clear pitching advantage for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and they have to be licking their chops when looking at Lyles' numbers on the season. Lyles has walked 13 batters in 23.1 innings and has an issue keeping the ball in the park while allowing a .327 batting average. This is the Rangers pretty much giving away a victory.

The only way I can lean in this spot is backing the Dodgers and the RL for max value. I want not parts of the Rangers and can't make a case for them here.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

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