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Houston Astros Host Kansas City Royals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Kansas City Royals dueling the Houston Astros on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

The Houston Astros will rely on Mike Fiers to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Vargas will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Mike Fiers is 0-0 this season, and Jason Vargas is 0-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as 165 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.2-1.6 win for the Astros on Friday. 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 bring a 3-1 record to the battle against the 0-3 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 30-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Houston owns the No. 18 ranking for hits at 7.5 per game. By contrast, the Kansas City Royals are rated No. 29 in the same category at 5.33 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 7 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Houston, Saturday, April 8th