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Houston AstrosKansas City Royals
June 9, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Odds

22-41TEAM RECORD27-32

Kansas City will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City sends Luis Mendoza out against Lucas Harrell for the Astros in this game. Mendoza is 1-3 with a 4.99 ERA on the season, while Harrell is 4-7 on the year and has a 4.97 ERA.

View Houston vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Royals as -160 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 5 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Astros sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Astros are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Defensively, Houston features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

In their last action, Houston was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -173 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston suffered a 7-2 loss against Kansas City on Saturday, as Erik Bedard wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Astros at Royals trends to consider:
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games

Next up:
Houston at Seattle, Monday, June 10
Kansas City home to Detroit, Monday, June 10

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