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Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

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

Danny Duffy, with a record of 2-3 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 9-3 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Houston Astros in this matchup found them as -147 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.9-3.5 win for the Astros. A 4.9-3.5 result in favor of the Astros is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

45-34 Houston battles the Royals, currently with a 44-29 mark. 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. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 11 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 7-rated offense, averaging 4.44 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 5 at 3.58 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 8.05 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.33 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Houston on Monday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Houston, Wednesday, July 1st