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Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Odds
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.
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.
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.
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
Kansas City home to St. Louis, Friday, June 22
Houston home to Cleveland, Friday, June 22