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Kansas City Royals take on the Houston Astros with Odds and Betting Pick

The Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Houston on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Astros bats in baseball betting action at Minute Maid Park.

Edinson Volquez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday; he's 8-4 on the season. The Houston Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Vincent Velasquez, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as 105 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-3.7 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 bring a 46-34 record to the battle against the 44-29 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Houston Astros at No. 6 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 11 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.46 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 5 at 3.62 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 8.04 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.27 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.84 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

D Keuchel shut down the Royals in their last game, striking out 7 in a 4-0 shutout over Kansas City in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • 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 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Minnesota, Thursday, July 2nd
Houston at Boston, Friday, July 3rd