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OVERs Commonplace When Astros Play

Royals Astros

If there is one thing that has proven to be a constant with the Houston Astros, it is the OVER cashing. The OVER is 7-1 in the Astros' past eight games dating back to last season, with Houston and their opponents averaging a combined 11.3 runs per game in that span. The Astros will try to mend some pitching and defensive woes when they host the Kansas City Royals Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is a perfect 5-0 in the Royals’ games this season.
  • The Royals are 1-4 SU in their past four games at Minute Maid Park.
  • Tyler White has a .556 BA with three home runs and nine RBIs so far this season.

Collin McHugh will bring his 135.00 ERA into Monday’s contest after the righty got absolutely lit up by the Yankees in his first outing of the year. McHugh mercifully got the hook giving up six runs and recording just one out while throwing a total of 43 pitches.  

The Royals will counter with Chris Young who went a respectable five innings and gave up just two runs in his first outing of the year. Young has only faced off against the Astros three times in the past three seasons, but the veteran has given up 14 hits and 12 earned runs over 17.0 innings in those games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as 122 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.7-3.2 win for the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (2-4) will face the 4-1 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Kansas City injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 7 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 10.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Twins on Sunday as the Royals defeated them 4-3 at Kauffman Stadium.

The Astros endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Brewers on Sunday, with D Keuchel throwing 5.2 innings of 6-hit ball at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Houston, Tuesday, April 12th

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