Royals vs. Astros Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros 5/6/19, Prediction & Odds

The Kansas City Royals have a tough test tonight as big underdogs in a series opener at Gerrit Cole and the Houston Astros. Is a bet on the hosts via the runline the smart way to go in this one?

Game Snapshot 

971 Kansas City Royals at 972 Houston Astros

Monday, May 6, 2019

Minute Maid Park at 8:10PM ET

TV: ATT SportsNet-SW

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -270 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +248 underdog, while the over-under sits at 8 runs. Houston is -130 on the -1.5 RL, while Kansas City is +110 at +1.5. As of Monday afternoon, 79 percent of public bets are being placed on the host Astros. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Royals fall on walk-off blast

Kansas City surrendered a three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday afternoon in a 5-2 loss at Detroit. Ian Kennedy took the loss on the mound as he surrendered three earned runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning, striking out one and walking none. Ryan O'Hearn helped pace the Royals offense by going 3-for-4. Hunter Dozier was 1-for-4 with a solo home run plus a walk. Jorge Soler was 1-for-4 with a double and a walk. Jake Junis will start tonight as he enters with a 3-2 record, 5.12 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 34 strikeouts over 38 2/3 innings. 

Astros cruise past Angels

Houston rolled to a 10-4 victory Sunday afternoon in Mexico over the Angels to improve to 20-14 overall and 10-11 on the road. Alex Bregman gave the Astros the lead for good with a grand slam in the top of the fifth inning. Bregman finished the contest 2-for-5 with the home run and two RBIs. George Springer was 2-for-5 and scored two runs. Michael Brantley ended the game 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs and two RBIs. Carlos Correa was 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and two RBIs. Justin Verlander picked up the win as he allowed four earned runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking one. Cole draws tonight's start as he comes in with a 2-4 record, 3.95 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 65 strikeouts over 43 1/3 innings.

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The Royals are 10-23 in their last 33 games overall. Kansas City is 3-8 in Junis' last 11 road starts.

Houston

The Astros are 23-9 in their last 32 home games. Houston is 6-1 in Cole's last seven home starts.

Prediction:

The Astros have the major pitching advantage here and face a flyball pitcher in Junis who is bound to give up a couple home runs against this power-packed lineup. The Astros are extreme favorites for a reason. Take advantage with the runline bet.

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS RL -130

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