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Houston Astros Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Kansas City Royals

Houston Astros

vs

Kansas City Royals
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

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

Kansas City sends Jeremy Guthrie out against Collin McHugh for the Houston Astros in this game. Guthrie is 2-3 with a 4.39 ERA on the season, while McHugh is 2-3 on the year and has a 3.32 ERA.

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Kansas City Royals as -143 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 3.9-3.1. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 24-26 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 20-32 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Houston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 6 and the Houston Astros at No. 9 heading into this contest.

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How Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Houston Astros rank No. 27 at 7.94 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 13 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Houston, they were a 9-2 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +175 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 9-2 final on Monday in support of Scott Feldman at Kauffman Stadium.

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Kansas City, Wednesday, May 28th

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