Los Angeles Dodgers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/30/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Dodgers (-210) Rangers (+192)
Globe Life Park is the venue where Nick Solak and the Texas Rangers (12-19, 3rd in AL West) will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (24-10, 1st in NL West) on Sunday. The Rangers open this matchup at +192 while the Dodgers are coming in at -210. The over/under is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Tony Gonsolin and Kyle Gibson.
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/28/2020 Justin Turner 3B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/27/2020 Edwin Rios 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/27/2020 Walker Buehler SP Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/26/2020 Joe Kelly RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/25/2020 Alex Wood SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/22/2020 Edwin Uceta RP Not Injury Related Suspended until Sep 17
8/20/2020 Pedro Baez RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/12/2020 Zach Reks LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2020 Jimmy Nelson SP Back Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/28/2020 Rougned Odor 2B Eye Probable for Aug 29
8/28/2020 Danny Santana 1B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/28/2020 Brett Martin RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/24/2020 Jesse Chavez RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/23/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 24-10 overall record this season. Gonsolin (4-2 career record) has a FIP of 3.40 while he has gone up against 214 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 2.16 (13 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 0.904. He has allowed 32 hits (5.3 hits per 9 innings) with 17 walks. Gonsolin has taken the hill for 54 innings and has racked up 49 K's so far in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.13 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .172 against the bullpen and they've struck out 141 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.78. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 233 base hits and 94 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 91 batters and struck out 289. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .250, good for 12th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .467 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Corey Seager is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 34 hits this season in 109 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .596 and an OPS+ of 156. Justin Turner is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 117 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Dodgers have 287 hits, including 55 doubles and 63 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 121 times so far this season and they have struck out 263 times as a unit. They have left 216 men on base and have a team OPS of .798. They score 5.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 190 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 12-19 overall mark this year. Gibson (68-71 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.56 ERA while giving up 9.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.16 and he has gone up against 4,842 opposing batters thus far in his career. Thus far in his career, Gibson has allowed 1,179 base knocks while he has accumulated 871 K's in 1,120 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 567 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.413 and having a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 129 batters and walked 67 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 243 base knocks and 152 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 129 hitters and struck out 274 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .212, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .343 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. Nick Solak comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .355. He has 30 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 108 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 107. Todd Frazier is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 25 hits in 100 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .380. The Rangers as a unit have 213 base hits, including 48 doubles and 25 homers. Texas has walked 98 times this year and they have struck out on 266 occasions. They have had 196 men left on base and have an OPS of .632. They have scored 3.68 runs per game and totaled 114 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers (+192)
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