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The Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Kauffman Stadium.
Erik Bedard will be the starting pitcher for the Astros on this day. Lefthander Bedard is 1-2 this season with a 5.28 ERA.
The Royals will counter Bedard with Ervin Santana. Righthander Santana has a 3.03 ERA to go along with a 3-5 record this season.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -235 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Houston has lost 2 straight games.
Kansas City has won 3 straight games.
Houston: 22-40 SU
Kansas City: 26-32 SU
Houston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City home to Houston, Sunday, June 9