Astros vs. Royals MLB Prediction

Astros vs. Royals, 8/16/21 MLB Predictions & Betting Odds

The over has been profitable in previous meetings between the Astros and Royals but will that be the case on Monday night when these two teams open a new series at Kauffman Stadium?

Game Snapshot

965 Houston Astros (-160) at 966 Kansas City Royals (+140); o/u 10

8:10 p.m. ET, Monday, August 16, 2021

Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO

Houston Astros DFS Notes

Jake Odorizzi tossed five shutout innings while allowing three hits in Tuesday's win over the Rockies. It would be nice if Odorizzi could have provided a little more length in this one, but it was a serviceable enough outing for the veteran right-hander. He struck out three and walked two over his five innings of work, finishing the night having thrown 81 pitches. This was Odorizzi's fifth shutout showing in 16 appearances (15 starts) this season. He will bring a middling 4.59 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into a road date with the Royals when he next takes to the mound.

Kansas City Royals DFS Notes

Salvador Perez launched his 30th home run of the season on Sunday in the Royals' lopsided defeat at the hands of the Cardinals. Perez put the Royals on the board with a titanic 450-foot two-run shot to left-center field -- his 30th round-tripper of the season -- off righty reliever Justin Miller. The 31-year-old backstop is a near lock to eclipse the surreal 40-homer mark, and might even have an outside shot at 50 round-trippers this season. He's hitting .277/.310/.521 with 54 runs scored, 30 homers, 75 RBI and one steal across 471 plate appearances.

Astros vs. Royals MLB Betting Prediction

The over is 11-5-2 in the last 18 meetings between these two teams and is 10-4-1 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams at Kauffman Stadium. The over is also 7-3 in the Astros’ last 10 road games, is 6-2 in their last eight road games versus a right-handed starter and is 4-1 in their last five games as a road favorite. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Royals’ last seven games after allowing five runs or more in their previous contest and is 3-1-1 in their last five games versus American League West opponents.


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