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Houston sends Dallas Keuchel vs Jeremy Guthrie in Astros vs Royals game

Kansas City RoyalsHouston Astros
May 20, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Minute Maid Park on Monday as host Houston battles the Kansas City Royals in baseball odds action.

Dallas Keuchel gets the call for the Houston Astros and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Jeremy Guthrie brings a 5-1 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the Astros bats.

View Kansas City vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Kansas City before the first pitch in this match found them as 154-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Astros, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 5 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the American League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

The Royals were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 4-3 on Sunday behind a start from A.J. Griffin at O.co Coliseum.

In their last action, Houston was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -173 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Astros were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Pittsburgh staff and losing 1-0 to the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Royals at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Houston
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Houston's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Houston, Tuesday, May 21