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Houston favored by -135 against Kansas City on Tuesday

Kansas City RoyalsHouston Astros
June 19, 8:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Odds

29-36TEAM RECORD28-39

Inter-league play resumes on Tuesday as the Astros take on the Royals at Minute Maid Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Luke Hochevar to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-7. Getting the ball for the Astros is Wandy Rodriguez, who owns a 6-4 record on the season with a 3.35 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-135 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Royals taking on the National League's No. 14-rated Astros in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Houston owns the National League's No. 15 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 10-rated defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 9-7 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at -112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Royals endured a 9-7 loss at the hands of the Astros on Monday, with Jonathan Sanchez throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Houston, Wednesday, June 20