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MLB Odds Betting - Houston Astros Underdogs vs Royals at Kansas City

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Kansas City and Houston on Friday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Scott Kazmir, with a record of 4-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Houston Astros, while the Kansas City Royals trot Jeremy Guthrie to the mound in this one. He is 7-5 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as -148 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 5.1-4.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City (57-37) will face the 54-43 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Houston injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 9 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.39 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.44 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.38 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.11 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Thursday, with L McCullers throwing 1 innings of 1-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to St. Louis on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • Kansas City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Kansas City is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Kansas City, Saturday, July 25th