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Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Highlights MLB Odds Menu

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros battle on Thursday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Houston sends Doug Fister out against Ian Kennedy for the Kansas City Royals in this game. Fister is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA on the season, while Kennedy is 1-0 on the year and has a 0.00 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Houston Astros in this matchup found them as -118 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-3.7 win for the Astros. 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

The Houston Astros sport a record of 3-6 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 5-2 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 7 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 10 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.33 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 8 hits per game, good for No. 18 on the list.

Kansas City brings the No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 27-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 4-2 final on Wednesday in support of Y Ventura at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Oakland, Friday, April 15th
Houston home to Detroit, Friday, April 15th