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Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Pick

The Texas Rangers are on the road at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. This is the third and final game of the three game series. The Dodgers won the opening game of the series. Texas bounced back with a win in Game 2 on Wednesday.

The Texas Rangers are 32-35 on the season. That is second place in the American League West. The Rangers are 6.5 games behind the Seattle Mariners in the divisional standings. Texas is 5-5 in their last 10 games.

For the Los Angeles Dodgers, they are 42-27 on the season. Los Angeles is 6.5 games ahead of the San Diego Padres in the National League West. The Dodgers are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are massive favorites. Los Angeles is -225 over Texas. The total is set at 8.5 runs.

Defending Champion Rangers

The Rangers needed a few innings to get going, and finally Corey Seager got them on the board. He hit his 14th home run of the season to put them up 3-1 in the fifth inning. That was all Texas needed, as the pitching slammed the door from that point on. Texas, as a team is hitting .241, while they are allowing teams to hit .229.

The top offensive stars for the Rangers have been Corey Seager, with his .271 average. Adolis Garcia has struggled big time this season, and is down to .211. Garcia is second to Seager on the team in homeruns, with 13.

Michael Lorenzen will get the nod for the Texas Rangers in this game. The veteran right hander is 3-3 on the season with a 3.05 earned run average. He has thrown 59 innings, and struck out 45 batters on the season. Lorenzen has allowed 7 homeruns through 10 starts this season.

Hot Hitting Dodgers

The Dodgers got off to a quick start on Wednesday, as Shohei Ohtani cracked his 17th home run of the season. Jayson Heyward hit his fifth double of the season in the 9th to score a run, but the Rangers threw the tying run out at the plate in a thrilling game. Los Angeles ended up with nine hits in the game.

Shohei Ohtani is now hitting .311, Mookie Betts is at .309 and Freddie Freeman is up to .299 on the season. The Dodgers are hitting .258 as a team, which is the third best in all of Major League Baseball. Los Angeles is scoring 5 runs per game as well.

 For the Los Angeles Dodgers, they will use Yoshinobu Yamamoto. The right hander in his first season with the Dodgers is 6-2 on the season. His earned run average sits at 3.00 on the season. This will be his 14th start of the season, and he has allowed 6 homeruns on the season.

Dodgers Top Rangers

We like the Los Angeles Dodgers to win this game over the Texas Rangers. The Dodgers at home are tough to beat. Texas is not playing great baseball right now, and the offense from Los Angeles is ready to pounce. Our final betting pick for this affair on Thursday is the Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-110) over the Texas Rangers. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your Major League Baseball betting!

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