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The Kansas City Royals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium.
Righthander Jordan Lyles will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Lyles is 3-1 this season with a 4.30 ERA.
Starting this game for the Royals will be James Shields. The righthander has a 2.83 ERA to go along with a 2-6 record this season.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -155 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Kansas City won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Twins on June 6. Bettors who backed the Royals at -143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Kansas City has won 2 straight games.
Houston: 22-39 SU
Kansas City: 25-32 SU
Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Houston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
Kansas City is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
Kansas City home to Houston, Saturday, June 8