Rangers vs Dodgers Picks and Prediction – 6/12/2024

By: Jake Allmann |

Last Updated: 06/10/2024 at 9:27 PM ET

Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Dodgers 06/11/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 6/12/2024, 2:10 AM UTC
Latest Odds: N/A

Rangers vs Dodgers Prediction

The Texas Rangers, with a 31-34 record and a 15-17 away performance, face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers, boasting a 41-26 record and 21-12 at home. The probable pitchers for this matchup are Dane Dunning (RHP, 4-4, 4.09 ERA) for the Rangers and James Paxton (LHP, 5-1, 4.19 ERA) for the Dodgers. Elevate your MLB game with our top-notch MLB picks.

The Texas Rangers are coming off a mixed bag of performances in the last five games, securing two wins and suffering three losses. A recent victory against the San Francisco Giants with a score of 7-2 highlights the capability to deliver strong offensive plays when it counts. However, the inconsistency remains a concern, as seen in losses, including a 5-2 defeat against the same team. Offensively, the Rangers are led by Corey Seager with 13 home runs and Adolis Garcia with 40 RBIs. Despite these standout performances, the team’s overall batting average is .242 and on-base percentage of .312. 

Pitching-wise, Dane Dunning has shown promise with a 4.09 ERA and 57 strikeouts over 50.2 innings, but his control issues, evidenced by 23 walks, could be a vulnerability against a potent Dodgers lineup. The Rangers have shown some toughness with an earned run average (ERA) of 3.83 and an opponent batting average of .227. The pitching staff has managed to strike out 556 batters while maintaining a WHIP of 1.26. However, the injury list is a concern, with key players like Corey Seager day-to-day and several pitchers on the 60-day IL. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers enter this matchup with momentum, having won three of the last five games, including an impressive 11-3 victory over the New York Yankees. The Dodgers' offensive strength is evident with a team batting average of .256 and a slugging percentage of .434. Teoscar Hernandez stands out with 16 home runs and 48 RBIs, supported by Shohei Ohtani's .310 batting average. The Dodgers' lineup has been effective in generating runs, scoring 331 so far this season.

On the pitching front, James Paxton has been solid with a 5-1 record and a 4.19 ERA over 53.2 innings. The team's overall pitching strength is reflected in a 3.30 ERA and an opponent batting average of .219. Additionally, the Dodgers' bullpen depth, despite injuries to key players like Ryan Brasier and Bobby Miller, remains a strong point. 

Our Free MLB Pick for Los Angeles Dodgers vs Texas Rangers

Dodgers vs Rangers Pick

The Los Angeles Dodgers' combination of a potent offense, led by Teoscar Hernandez and Shohei Ohtani, and a strong pitching staff anchored by James Paxton, gives them a clear advantage over the Texas Rangers. The Dodgers' ability to score runs consistently and limit their opponents defensively should secure them a victory. Final Score Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers win 6-3.

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