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Los Angeles Dodgers Favored Over Texas Rangers in Series Finale After Dominating in Previous Game

The Texas Rangers will face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the final game of their three-game series on Thursday evening. Michael Lorenzen will take the mound for the Rangers, while Yoshinobu Yamamoto will start for the Dodgers. Los Angeles comes into the game as the betting favorite with an opening line of -218 that has remained steady. The Dodgers dominated in a 15-2 win in the previous game.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Rangers +196 | Dodgers -218
  • Spread: Rangers +1.5 (-100) | Dodgers -1.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 8 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Los Angeles will win straight-up is 69%.

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Texas Rangers

In the upcoming game, Michael Lorenzen will be taking the mound for the Rangers. Despite a recent no-decision after allowing two runs on seven hits against the Giants, Lorenzen has been consistent, conceding two or fewer runs in his last five performances. He currently holds a 3.05 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP with a 3-3 record in 59 innings this season. However, he has struggled in past matchups against the Dodgers, surrendering seven runs in just 10.2 career innings. The Rangers, currently out of a playoff spot, have struggled with inconsistency this season, hovering just below the .500 mark. They have lost two of their last three series, including two of three games against the Giants where they struggled offensively, scoring only 10 runs. Corey Seager, the team's top hitter, has been dealing with a hamstring injury and is questionable for the upcoming game. In his absence, Josh Smith has stepped up with 24 RBIs and a solid .806 OPS. Overall, Texas is averaging 4.34 runs per game, ranking them 14th, and their pitching staff holds a 4.01 ERA, placing them 17th in the league. Despite their current standing with a 31-35 record, Texas ranks 13th in offense and 15th in defense in the league with a power ranking of 20.

Los Angeles Dodgers Analysis

Yoshinobu Yamamoto is set to pitch in the upcoming series finale on Thursday evening, following an impressive performance in his last outing against the Yankees. The rookie right-hander has been a standout player in both Japan and MLB, boasting a 3.00 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP with a 6-2 record in 72 innings. The Dodgers, who are currently 10 games above .500 at home, recently secured a series win against the Yankees thanks to their strong offense. Shohei Ohtani, on the other hand, has been slightly less productive at the plate this month but remains a key player for the team. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a power ranking of 6 and are ranked #3 for offense and #4 for defense, with an overall record of 42-26. In their last three matchups, Texas managed to win two out of three games against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers Dominate as Texas Rangers Struggle: Run Line Bet Worth Considering

The Texas Rangers are experiencing a challenging season, marked by inconsistency in scoring runs resulting in defeats in five of their last seven games. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers are performing well, winning four out of their last five matches. Rangers pitcher Michael Lorenzen has had difficulties against the Dodgers, allowing seven runs in 10.2 innings. In contrast, Dodgers pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto has been impressive, conceding only one run in his last 13 innings across two games. With the Dodgers winning four out of Yamamoto's last five starts, it may be prudent to consider the run line bet, given that nine of their recent ten victories have been by at least a two-run margin.

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