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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros

The Kansas City Royals and the Houston Astros will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Minute Maid Park.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jeremy Guthrie in this game. Guthrie has a 5-1 record and a 2.82 ERA this season.

Guthrie's opponent in this one will be Dallas Keuchel. The Astros lefthander has a 4.63 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Kansas City has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 20-20 SU
Houston: 12-32 SU

Kansas City most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Houston home to Kansas City, Tuesday, May 21