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Houston Astros Host Kansas City Royals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Kansas City Royals


Houston Astros
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in MLB baseball betting action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Jeremy Guthrie for the Kansas City Royals on the hill facing Dallas Keuchel for the Houston Astros. Guthrie brings a 2-0 mark to the game, while Keuchel is 1-1 to date on the season.

Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Kansas City Royals were -138 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.6-1.9 win for the Royals on Wednesday. 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

The Houston Astros sport a record of 5-9 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 5-7 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. 30 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 21 on the same chart.

How Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 30-rated offense, averaging 2.86 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 13 at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 5.86 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (7.67 hits per game).

Kansas City brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros's No. 19-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as -162 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Royals enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Astros on Tuesday, with Yordano Ventura throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Houston, Thursday, April 17th