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Keuchel Likely to Fall Victim to Royals at Kauffman

Dallas Keuchel (3-9, 5.32 ERA) and the Astros will be offered up to the slaughtering ground that is Kauffman Stadium tonight in a matchup between two AL teams who sit second in their respective divisions. The Royals will send the fiery Edinson Volquez (7-6, 4.12 ERA) to the mound in search of yet another home win.

SHARK BITES
  • The Royals are 12-1 in their last 13 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Astros’ last 14 games.
  • The Astros are 3-9 in their last 12 games as moneyline favorites of -120 or less.

Keuchel has yet to find his form from last season that saw him top AL Cy Young voting and has not registered a win since May 28. In his nine road starts this year, the Houston lefty is 2-6 and has posted an ERA close to six.

Volquez on the other hand, has been brilliant at home. He is 5-2 in nine starts with an ERA of 2.61. The Royals have been borderline unbeatable at Kauffman this year and with a 25-8 record they have by far been the best team in the Majors when playing at home.

With that record at home, the plus money sportsbooks are laying to Kansas City on the moneyline right now is worth taking advantage of.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Astros were -119 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 4.7-4.5. 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

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 38-33 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 37-36 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Houston injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros odds would favor the Astros if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Houston Astros rank No. 23 at 8.21 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 5 ranking in that category.

Houston brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 8-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 3-2 final on Wednesday in support of L McCullers at Minute Maid Park.

The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in D Duffy's start, as they lost 4-3 against New York on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston's last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Kansas City, Saturday, June 25th

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