Dodgers vs. Rangers Prediction
The Los Angeles Dodgers doubled up the host Texas Rangers last night to move to 3-0 in the season series. Will Los Angeles make it a fourth straight win over Texas as the series continues today?
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Globe Life Park at 8:05PM ET
TV: FSSW (TEX)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Dodgers are a -147 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rangers are a +137 underdog, while the total is set at 10 runs. As of Wednesday afternoon, 57 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting LA. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page or the latest updates.
Machado drives in four
Dodgers third baseman Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with four RBIs in Tuesday's 8-4 win at Texas. Joc Pederson finished 2-for-6 and scored a run. Justin Turner was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs. Brian Dozier ended the night 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Cody Bellinger finished 2-for-5 with a triple and a run. Enrique Hernandez was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs and an RBI. Caleb Ferguson earned the win in relief as he struck out two in 1 1/3 spotless innings.
Jurado hit hard
Rangers rookie starter Ariel Jurado surrendered three earned runs on five hits with one strikeout and two walks over 2 2/3 innings in Tuesday's home loss to Los Angeles. Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 with an RBI to pace the offense. Ronald Guzman finished 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs.
Alex Wood (7-6, 3.60 ERA) takes the mound for LA tonight, while Texas turns to Mike Minor (10-6, 4.40).
MLB Betting Trends
The Dodgers are 8-2 in their last 10 games versus a left-handed starter. Los Angeles is 5-1 in Wood's last six road starts.
The Rangers are 2-5 in their last seven games overall. Texas is 1-4 in its last five interleague games.
The Dodgers have played better as of late, but have been wildly inconsistent all season. On the road against a starter pitching well lately, I'm going to take a chance on the Rangers recording the upset here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS RANGERS +137