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Pitching Duel To Decide Rangers Vs. Dodgers


If the day in baseball was to get a marquee title it would be the day of pitching duels and closing out the show would be the battle between Wandy Rodriguez and Clayton Kershaw.

The Texas Rangers are riding a hot stream coming into this game, winning 19 of their last 26 games. Those wins are thanks in large part to Rodriguez. He has won five straight when taking the mound. He has a 2.30 ERA and has allowed only two runs over his last two starts.

The MLB future odds favorites will be attempting to counter with Kershaw. Kershaw is 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA over his last four starts. He has struck out 39 in 28.2 innings. Kershaw will be making his first start against his favorite childhood team in the Rangers.

Tonight is going to be a tough test for Kershaw and the LA Dodgers hitting lineup. The Rangers line up has been annihilating pitchers with big hits. Meanwhile, Rodriguez is in a groove and will be looking to dominate the Dodgers hitters.

The Dodgers are listed as 270-moneyline favorites against the Rangers. The Rangers beat the Dodgers 3-2 in the last game in this series. Bettors who put money on Texas as +142 underdogs took winnings, while the total of five hit the UNDER.

This game’s total is sitting at six. The Rangers behind solid pitching have hit the UNDER in five of their last six games, while the Dodgers have hit the UNDER in four of their last five games.

Most are expecting the total to stay UNDER in this pitching duel. Meanwhile, the value on both teams are considered a tossup by experts with most leaning toward Texas.

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