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The Rangers visit the Astros in Arlington, 7/11/2019 Predictions & Odds

Houston Astros (57-33) at Texas Rangers (48-42) MLB Predictions & Odds

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:05 PM
Houston Astros at Texas Rangers
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

The Houston Astros visits the Texas Rangers in the opener of a four-game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Thursday. Tip off time is scheduled for 8:05 PM Eastern Time. The Astros have won four of the last five games against the Rangers.



Oddsmakers
currently have Houston Astros as a 135 money line favorites, with the total at 11.

The Houston Astros have won seven of their last eight, including last Sunday's 11-10 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Meanwhile, the Texas Rangers dropped six of their last eight games, including Sunday's 11 innings 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Last Meeting: Houston Astros were a 15-5 winner against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on May 12, 2019

Probable Starting Pitchers:

Astros LH Framber Valdez vs (3-4, 4.57 ERA) Valdez makes his 19th appearance and fifth start of the season for the Astros  The lefthander is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA in two relief appearances at Globe Life Park in his career.. The Astros are 1-4 in Valdez's last 5 starts.

Rangers RH Lance Lynn (11-4, 3.91 ERA) Lynn will try to win his fifth straight start. The right-hander is 4-2 with a 2.20 ERA in eight career appearances (seven starts) versus Houston. The Rangers are 4-0 in Lynn's last 4 starts, but 8-1 in his last 9 home starts.

The Astros are 33-14 at home and 24-19 on the road this season.
The Rangers are 29-17 at home and 19-25 on the road this season.

Betting Trends:

Houston:
Houston is 7-1 in their last 8 games.
Houston is 4-1 in their last 5 games against Texas.
Houston is 1-4 in their last 5 games on the road against Texas.
Houston is 39-12 in their last 51 vs. American League West.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games played on a Thursday.

Texas:
Texas is 2-6 in their last 8 games.
Texas is 4-1 in their last 5 games at home against Houston.
Texas is 2-6 in their last 8 games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games against Houston.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Texas' last 19 games played in July.

Weather: Game-time temperature: 89° -- Mostly Clear: Winds: 6-10 mph. (Arlington, Texas) 

Note: The Houston Astros hold a 7 1/2-game lead over the Oakland Athletics in the American League West, while the Rangers are nine games out

Prediction: The Astros took a four-game home sweep from the Rangers in May and are are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Texas. Take Houston. The Rangers have lost four of their previous six games in Arlington.

MLB Prediction: Astros 6, Rangers 4

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