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MLB Betting Line Favors the Kansas City Royals over the Houston Astros

Houston Astros

vs

Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals will look to improve on a 24-27 record when they take on the Houston Astros, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Danny Duffy in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-4 mark on the year. Houston counters with Jarred Cosart, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Kansas City Royals as -160 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 3.8-3.2. 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 24-27 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 21-32 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 9 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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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. 26 at 8.02 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 14 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 3.89 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Houston, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +121 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Collin McHugh silenced the Royals bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Baltimore, Thursday, May 29th
Kansas City at Toronto, Thursday, May 29th

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