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Houston Astros home to Royals in baseball betting action

Kansas City RoyalsHouston Astros
June 20, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Odds

30-36TEAM RECORD28-40

Inter-league play resumes on Wednesday as the Astros take on the Royals at Minute Maid Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

The Astros will rely on Jordan Lyles to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bruce Chen will be his counterpart for the Royals. Jordan Lyles is 1-3 this season, and Bruce Chen is 5-6.

View Kansas City vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Astros in this one will find them as -101 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Astros, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 4 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Kansas City at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Luke Hochevar silenced the Astros bats in a 2-0 victory last time out versus Houston at Minute Maid Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-3
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Royals at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing Kansas City
Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to St. Louis, Friday, June 22
Houston home to Cleveland, Friday, June 22