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Kansas City favored by 120 against Houston on Tuesday

Kansas City RoyalsHouston Astros
May 21, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Odds

20-21TEAM RECORD13-32

Houston will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

Bud Norris gets the call for the Houston Astros and he will try to build on a 4-4 mark. In the other dugout, Wade Davis brings a 3-3 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the Astros bats.

View Kansas City vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Astros in this one found them listed as moneyline underdogs of +120 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 14-rated Astros and the league No. 5-ranked Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

The Royals were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +141 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to Houston on Monday 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 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Royals at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Houston
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Houston's last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Houston is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Houston, Wednesday, May 22