Astros vs. Royals Prediction
The Houston Astros have bumped up their win streak to 10 games following a victory on Saturday. Will they make it 11 straight when they meet the Kansas City Royals again at 2:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, June 17, 2018
2:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSKC (KC); ATSW (Hou)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -230 to win, while the Royals are listed with a money line of +200 to prevail. The over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 82 percent going on Houston on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Astros rolling along
Following another lopsided victory on Saturday, Houston has won 10 straight games. Nine of the 10 runs have been by multiple runs. The Astros are now 47-25 overall and 28-11 on the road. Houston is putting up 5.22 runs per game this season while allowing just 3.08 per contest.
Lance McCullers Jr. takes the mound for the Astros this afternoon. He has an 8-3 record over 14 starts with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. McCullers Jr. has pitched a total of 82.1 innings this season and has 81 strikeouts with 32 walks.
Royals fall again
The Royals lost on Saturday, 10-2, for their fifth straight loss. They have scored a total of eight runs over the five games. KC is now 22-48 overall and 10-25 at home. The Royals are scoring only 3.69 runs per game this year and giving up 5.59 per contest.
Brad Keller gets the start for the Royals this afternoon. He has made just three starts this year and 21 relief appearances. He has a 1-2 record with a 2.31 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Keller has amassed 23 strikeouts and 13 walks over 35.0 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 38-18 in their last 56 road games and 4-1 in McCullers’ last five starts. They are also 55-24 in their last 79 games following a win.
The Royals are 4-22 in their last 26 games against a team with a winning percentage over .600. They are also 6-20 in their last 26 against a right-handed starter.
The Royals are a mess on the mound and at the plate and Keller isn’t going to be a positive solution today. McCullers has been pitching pretty well this year and is able to record strikeouts, which should continue today. I think the Astros can win, and win easy, against this poor KC team.
The Pick: Houston Astros -1.5 (-165)