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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros

The Kansas City Royals and the Houston Astros will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander James Shields in this game. Shields has a 2-4 record and a 2.45 ERA this season.

The Astros will counter Shields with Jordan Lyles. Righthander Lyles has a 6.63 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-3 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Kansas City at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Kansas City: 21-21 SU
Houston: 13-33 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Houston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 1-9
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 15 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 21 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to LA Angels, Thursday, May 23
Houston home to Oakland, Friday, May 24