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MLB Odds with Pick - Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros

Kansas City Royals


Houston Astros
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The visiting Kansas City Royals hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to pick up a win at Minute Maid Park against the Houston Astros.

The Houston Astros will turn to Lucas Harrell and his 0-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Kansas City Royals send Yordano Ventura (0-0) to the hill.

Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -141 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.4-2 win for the Royals on Tuesday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 2.4-2 result in favor of the Royals today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

5-8 Houston battles the Royals, currently with a 4-7 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Houston Astros, most recently No. 30 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 21 in the latest survey.

How Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 29-ranked scoring average of 2.92 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 30 and scoring 2.91 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (7.73 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.4 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +109 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field.

In their last action, Houston was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -161 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Astros were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Texas staff and losing 1-0 to the Rangers on Sunday at Globe Life Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Houston, Wednesday, April 16th