After spending most of the season as baseball’s most disappointing team, the Houston Astros have gotten their act together with six straights wins, and a 9-2 record over their last 11 games. This includes a 13-4 smackdown of the Royals last night in KC. The teams will faceoff again today as they attempt to make up ground in their respective divisions.
- Royals’ hitters have a combined .325 batting average vs Fiers in 40 at-bats.
- George Springer has a .270 average and 13 home runs vs right-handers this season.
- The Royals are 12-2 in their last 14 home games.
Houston will send Mike Fiers to the mound in hopes that he can secure a third straight win. It might be tough though, as he’s been atrocious on the road this season, posting a 1-1 record with a 6.19 ERA in five road starts. June, however, has been his best month of the season as he has a 2.63 ERA in 24 innings of work.
The Royals will counter with righty Chris Young, and they’ve won four of his last five starts. He’s been an incredibly different pitcher at home — 2.70 home ERA vs 9.70 ERA on the road, with five starts in each situation. In one road start against the Astros in April, he allowed six runs in 4.2 innings.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had installed the Kansas City Royals as 111 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.3-4.5 victory for the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
38-34 Kansas City battles the Astros, currently with a 38-36 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Houston injuries news.
The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 18 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 6 on the same chart.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 24-ranked scoring average of 4.03 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 15 and scoring 4.36 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.36 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.28 per nine innings).
Kansas City owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.03 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston’s No. 13-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Houston got the job done in their last match in a 13-4 victory over Kansas City on Friday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter D Keuchel.
- Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston’s last 15 games
- Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Kansas City is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
- Kansas City is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games
- Kansas City is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston at Kansas City, Sunday, June 26th