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Texas Rangers vs LA Dodgers Picks, Predictions, Odds & Starting Pitchers for June 11

Adam Spencer

by Adam Spencer in MLB Baseball

Updated Jun 11, 2024 · 10:01 AM PDT

Freddie Freeman celebrates with his Dodger teammates after hitting a home run.
Jun 6, 2024; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) celebrates his three-run home run in the dugout against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Texas Rangers (31-34) visit the Los Angeles Dodgers (41-26) on Tuesday night to begin a 3-game interleague series.
  • The Rangers send Dane Dunning ( to the mound, while the Dodgers counter with James Paxton (
  • Keep reading below for our top picks from tonight’s Dodgers-Rangers game.

The Rangers and Dodgers begin an exciting 3-game series tonight in Los Angeles. The Rangers, who won last year’s World Series, have struggled through the first 2 months of the 2024 season. They’re in second place in the AL West, but at 31-34, find themselves under .500 for the moment. The Dodgers, meanwhile, have the second-best record in the National League at 41-26. Tuesday night’s game is set to begin at 10:10 p.m. ET and can be seen on local broadcast affiliates.

 Texas Rangers vs LA Dodgers Picks

  • Over 9.0 runs (-110)
  • Freddie Freeman over 1.5 total bases (+120)

In the past 4 games involving the Dodgers, the run totals have been 10, 14, 3 and 18. They’ve scored 10+ runs themselves in 2 of those games. That’s what happens when you have some elite players in your batting order. With a pitching matchup between 2 back-of-the-rotation starters, the potential is there for lots of offense. Thus, I’m taking the over. I think 10 or more runs will be scored between these 2 high-powered offenses.

I also like Freddie Freeman to have 2+ total bases. It’s a small sample size, but in 2 at-bats against Dunning in his career, Freeman is 2-for-2 with a home run. Freeman has posted 2+ bases in 4 of his last 7 outings, many of which were against better starting pitchers than Dunning. I like his over at +120 over at BetMGM.

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Texas Rangers vs LA Dodgers Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Texas Rangers +1.5 (-160) +125 O 9.0 (-110)
Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (+135) -150 U 9.0 (-110)

Odds via BetMGM as of Tuesday, June 11. Use BetMGM promo code DIME1500 to claim a $1,500 first-bet offer from the King of Sportsbooks.

These are 2 of the top batting orders in baseball. The Dodgers have Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani and Freddie Freeman at the top of their lineup, while the Rangers boast Marcus Semien, Corey Seager and Adolis Garcia, among others. Thus it’s no surprise to see the run total set a bit high at over/under 9.0. Each side has -110 odds. The Rangers are +125 on the moneyline, with the Dodgers favored at -150. If you think the Dodgers will win by 2+ runs, you can get +135 odds on BetMGM.

Texas Rangers vs LA Dodgers Starting Pitchers

Dane Dunning VS James Paxton
4-4 Record 5-1
4.09 ERA 4.19
26.9% SO% 14.2%

The ERA for both pitchers is pretty even. But as you can see, Paxton’s strikeout rate has fallen off a cliff so far this year. He posted a 24.6% strikeout rate just last year, but he hasn’t been able to get his swing-and-miss stuff working so far in 2024. Because the Dodgers have such a great offense, though, his struggles haven’t been reflected in his overall record.

Dunning, meanwhile, continues to be a perfectly serviceable back-of-the-rotation starter. He won’t wow you, but he’ll go out, put in his 5 innings of work and turn things over to the bullpen. He also has a pretty solid strikeout rate.

Both of these pitchers should allow some runs tonight. But whichever guy can avoid giving up a huge inning should position his team to win in the later innings. Both guys have been up and down recently, though. Dunning gave up 3 earned runs and 2 home runs in his last start, while Paxton gave up 6 earned runs and 7 total runs. But in their starts before that, each allowed 0 runs.

Of course, Dunning faced Detroit in his last outing. Ohtani, Betts, Freeman, Will Smith and the rest of the Los Angeles batting order is a completely different animal. Check this game out tonight at 10:10 p.m. ET to see who scores an important victory in Game 1 of a 3-game set.

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