Astros at Rangers 7/11/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers
MLB: 8:00 PM EST
Jul. 11, 2019
Latest Odds : HOU -110 O/U 10.5
The Houston Astros open a four-game series on the road Thursday against American League West rival the Texas Rangers. The Astros won their second straight and seventh of their last eight last Sunday 11-10 over the Los Angeles Angels. George Springe singled in the 10th inning to give the Astros the walk-off win in a game that included a violent collision at home plate.
Texas won its second straight on Sunday by defeating the Minnesota Twins in 11 innings 4-1. Rougned Odor belted a three-run home run in the 11th inning giving the Texas Rangers the win. The Rangers staved off a Minnesota rally in the bottom of the 11th after Minnesota has put runners on second and third base. Danny Santana collected four hits for the Rangers.
Michael Brantley is leading Houston with a .324 batting average and in hits with 108. Alex Bregman leads in home runs with 23 and RBIs with 56. Houston has a .269 batting average while opponents are averaging .221. Houston has not yet announced its starting pitcher for Thursday’s game with Texas.
Elvis Andrus is leading the Rangers with a .303 batting average and in hits with 99. Joey Gallo leads Texas with 20 home runs, while Nomar Mazara leads in RBIs with 49. Texas is averaging .254 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .268. On Thursday, the Ranger will send Lance Lynn to the mound. The right-hander is 11-4 with an ERA of 3.91, 123 Ks and 26 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Houston is 4-0 in its last 4 versus an opponent with a winning record
The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Astros last 11 following a victory.
Texas is 2-6 in its last 8
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of Lynn’s last 9 starts
Free Betting Pick: Texas Rangers +100
The Rangers have won 6 of the last 7 at home versus an opponent with a road record above .500. Texas is 4-0 in Lynn’s last 4 starts. The right-hander is 4-0 over that span allowing just 8 earned runs in 29 innings. In addition, the Rangers have won 8 of Lynn’s last 9 starts at home and 5 of the right-hander’s last 6 starts versus an opponent with an overall winning record. Final Score Prediction, Texas Rangers win 7-4.