Texas Rangers (24-40) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (38-25)
June 12, 2021 10:10 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -305 / Texas Rangers +270; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. The Rangers need a win after losing 13 of their last 15 games. The Dodgers look for a win after winning six of their last eight games.
The Texas Rangers have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Rangers have lost nine straight games when scoring three or less runs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 74 hits and 24 RBI while Adolis Garcia and Nick Solak have combined for 112 hits and 70 RBI. Kolby Allard gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 3.41 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Allard’s first career game against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 14 games. The Dodgers have won 11 of their last 15 games when scoring four or more runs. Justin Turner leads the Dodgers with 61 hits and 34 RBI while Chris Taylor and Mookie Betts have combined for 107 hits and 56 RBI. Trevor Bauer gets the ball, and he is 6-4 with a 2.40 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Bauer is 1-0 with a 4.06 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 5-12 in their last 17 Saturday games and 6-21 in their last 27 overall. The Dodgers are 44-17 in their last 61 home games and 10-4 in their last 14 Saturday games. The under is 6-1 in Rangers last 7 road games. The over is 5-1 in Dodgers last 6 home games. The Rangers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
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The Rangers are going nowhere fast and it’s hard to back them with any confidence. The Dodgers are enjoying a solid week and they have one of their aces on the mound here in Bauer. The only option here is to back the Dodgers, and obviously I lay the RL to shave down an expensive ML price.