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Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Houston Astros battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Minute Maid Park.

Danny Duffy, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, while the Houston Astros trot Dallas Keuchel to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Houston Astros as -160 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.9-3.2 result in favor of 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 3-2 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 1-3 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 23 (Houston Astros) and the No. 30 (Kansas City Royals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 26-rated offense, averaging 2.6 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 26 at 5.5 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 7.2 hits per game so far, more than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (6.5 hits per game).

Houston owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 2.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 26-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Houston, Sunday, April 9th