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Houston Astros Favored by -180 Against Kansas City Royals on Sunday

The Houston Astros host Kansas City on Sunday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 88-77 mark against the 96-68 Royals in MLB betting odds action at Minute Maid Park.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Edinson Volquez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 13-9. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Dallas Keuchel, who owns a 21-8 record on the season with a 2.42 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -180 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.2-4.3 win for the Astros on Sunday. 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 88-77 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 96-68 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Houston Astros, most recently No. 7 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 19 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 6 ranked offense (4.49 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 at 3.96 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.41 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (9.23 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Houston has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Houston, Monday, October 12th