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Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Preview & Picks – Astros To Extend Home Win Streak In MLB

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12 Jul 2024
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Leigh Copson 12 Jul 2024
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  • Texas Rangers at Houston Astros picks for Friday, July 12
  • MLB matchup is taking place at Minute Maid Park
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
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    Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Preview & Picks
  • Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Texas Rangers Form
  • Houston Astros Form

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Preview & Picks

Houston are tipped to win the opening game of this series.

The Astros have been in outstanding form at home in recent weeks and are facing a starting pitcher who has been stacking up losses this season.

  • Houston Astros are 7-3 in their last 10 games
  • Houston Astros are on a 9-game win streak at home
  • Texas pitcher Andrew Heaney is 3-9 as a starter this season
  • The Over has cashed in 7 of the last 9 meetings

Head To Head

  • Houston Astros lead the regular season series 4-3
  • Houston Astros won 8-5 when the two teams last met on April 14

Texas Rangers Form

Texas enter this series on the back of a defeat, but in strong form having won five of their last six games.

The Rangers lost six straight games in late June, before ending the month on a positive note by winning 11-2 in Baltimore.

They backed that up in their first game of July, beating San Diego 7-0 at home, but they failed to keep that win streak going as they lost the next two meetings with the Padres, 6-4 and 3-1.

Texas rebounded against Tampa Bay though, sweeping the Rays in a three-game series thanks to 3-0, 4-3 and 13-2 wins.

The Rangers then went out on the road to beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 and 5-4, only to miss out on the sweep as they lost the final meeting, 7-2.

Houston Astros Form

Houston come into this series on the back of a win and in solid form, having won seven of their previous 10 games.

The Astros enjoyed a seven-game win streak in late June, and closed out the month by beating the New York Mets 9-6 and 10-5.

They then started July with a 3-1 victory in Toronto, before rebounding from a 7-6 defeat to the Rays with 92 and 5-3 wins.

Houston took their win streak to three games with a 13-12 victory in Minnesota, only for 9-3 and 3-2 defeats to start a downturn.

The Astros avoided a third straight loss with a 4-3 home win over Miami, and then bounced back from a 9-1 defeat to the Marlins with a 6-3 victory in the series finale.

Verdict

Houston have been on a tear at home and are in good form overall, so we are taking the Astros in this one.

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