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Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals Betting Lines and Pick

The Kansas City Royals will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

Doug Fister, with a record of 8-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Houston Astros, while the Kansas City Royals trot Ian Kennedy to the mound in this one. He is 5-6 so far in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -120 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.1-4.8 result in favor of the Astros. 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 (38-35) will face the 39-36 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 6-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 24-rated offense, averaging 4.04 runs per game, against a Houston Astros defense that ranks No. 11 at 4.27 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 9.44 hits per game so far, more than Houston Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.39 hits per game).

Kansas City owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 4.04 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's No. 11-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 13-5 final on Saturday in support of M Fiers at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston's last 16 games
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Los Angeles, Monday, June 27th
Kansas City home to St. Louis, Monday, June 27th