The Kansas City Royals managed to pay out on the baseball betting lines in all three of their games in Houston against the Astros last season as those two teams meet in MLB odds action at the sportsbooks to open up a set on Monday night.
The Royals will send Joe Blanton (2-0, 1.73 ERA) to the mound on Monday with the righthander having held the Brewers and Mariners to two runs over his first two starts of 2015. Lance McCullers (3-2, 2.33 ERA) gets the ball for Houston.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as 119 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bodog. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-3.5 victory for the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
44-34 Houston battles the Royals, currently with a 44-28 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Kansas City injuries news.
The Odds – VSB
MLB Power Rankings have the Houston Astros at No. 6 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 11 heading into this contest.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.44 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.39 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 8.05 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.33 per nine innings).
Kansas City brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros’s No. 7-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Royals enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Sunday, with J Guthrie throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.
The Astros enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Sunday, with C McHugh throwing 8 innings of 2-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.
- Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
- Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games
- Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games at home
- Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Houston, Tuesday, June 30th