Los Angeles Dodgers vs Texas Rangers Predictions, Picks, MLB Spring Training Odds 3/8/2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Urias vs. Jordan Lyles
Surprise Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Texas Rangers on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The probable starting pitchers are Julio Urias for the Dodgers and Jordan Lyles for the Rangers.
Los Angeles opens at -200 while Texas opens at +170. The Dodgers had a 79-80-8 over/under record and a 108-59-0 run line mark last year. The Rangers were 78-84-0 against the run line and had a 75-83-4 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 79-80-8 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Dodgers were 108-59-0 against the run line last year
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers were 75-83-4 against the over/under last season
The Texas Rangers were 78-84-0 against the run line last year
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
3/7/2020 Scott Alexander RP Hand Probable for start of season
3/6/2020 Mookie Betts CF Illness Probable for start of season
3/6/2020 Chris Taylor LF Shoulder Probable for start of season
3/5/2020 Dustin May RP Side Questionable for start of season
3/4/2020 Joc Pederson LF Hip Questionable for start of season
2/27/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Lower Body Questionable for start of season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
3/7/2020 Yohander Mendez RP Shoulder Probable for start of season
3/4/2020 Joe Palumbo SP Heel Probable for start of season
2/29/2020 Jose Trevino C Finger Questionable for start of season
2/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers had a 106-56 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Julio Urias had a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 2.49 and a WHIP of 1.08. He had 85 strikeouts over his 79.2 innings pitched and he gave up 59 hits. He allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.85 and they gave up 453 base hits on the year. Teams hit .218 against the bullpen and they struck out 581 hitters while walking 186 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They were 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.37. The Dodgers pitchers collectively gave up 1,201 base hits and 541 earned runs last year. They allowed 185 home runs last season, ranking them 29th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff walked 392 batters and struck out 1,519. They walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit was 3.73.
As a team Los Angeles hit .257, good for 11th in the league. The Dodgers held a .472 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which was good for 6th in baseball. They ranked 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mookie Betts hit .295 with an on-base percentage of .391 last year. He had 176 hits last season in 597 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 135. Cody Bellinger hit .305 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .406. He totaled 170 hits and he drove in 115 men in 558 at bats. His OPS+ was 169 while his slugging percentage was at .629. The Dodgers had 1,414 hits last season, including 302 doubles and 279 home runs. Los Angeles walked 607 times last year and they struck out 1,356 times as a unit. They left 1,124 men on base and had a team OPS of .810. They scored 5.47 runs per contest and scored a total of 886 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas had a 78-84 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.15, Jordan Lyles had a 12-8 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He had 146 strikeouts over the 141 innings he pitched. He also gave up 131 hits. He allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.64. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.73 and they gave up 631 base hits on the year. Teams hit .256 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers struck out 622 batters and walked 278 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They were 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Rangers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,515 base knocks and 808 earned runs last season. They gave up 241 home runs last year, which ranked 8th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff walked 583 hitters and struck out 1,379 batters. They gave up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.46 while their FIP as a staff was 4.84.
As a team, they batted .248, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers held a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which was good for 19th in baseball. They ranked 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup after batting .265 with an OBP of .371 last season. He had 149 hits last year along with 61 RBI in 563 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 109. Elvis Andrus hit .275 last season and he had an OBP of .313. He collected 165 hits in 600 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He had an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Rangers as a unit had 1,374 base hits last season, including 296 doubles and 223 homers. Texas walked 534 times last year and they struck out on 1,578 occasions. They left 1,066 men on base and had an OPS of .750. They scored 5 runs per game and totaled 810 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers (+170)
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