Astros vs Royals Prediction MLB Picks Today 9/24

Astros vs Royals Prediction MLB Picks Today 9/24

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Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros: Team Preview and Prediction

Get ready for an exciting showdown as the Kansas City Royals go head-to-head against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. In this comprehensive team preview, we'll assess the strengths and weaknesses of both teams and explain why the Astros are the favorites to secure a crucial victory in their quest for a playoff spot.

With the regular season winding down, every game counts, and the Astros are in dire need of a win to stay competitive with the Rangers for that coveted playoff berth.

 

Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals have faced their share of challenges this season, with a record of 53-102. Their road struggles are particularly evident, boasting a 22-55 record away from home.

Batting Leaders:

Bobby Witt Jr. continues to shine for the Royals with 29 home runs and 93 RBIs, providing a spark in their batting lineup.

Pitching Overview:

Steven Cruz takes the mound for the Royals, aiming to make his mark in the pitching rotation. Despite limited appearances, Cruz will look to make a strong impression.

Recent Form:

The Royals have shown some resilience recently, winning 5 of their last 5 games. Their momentum could pose a challenge for the Astros.

 

Houston Astros

The Houston Astros, with a record of 85-70, are in a fierce battle for a playoff spot. Their performance at Minute Maid Park, boasting a 39-41 record, needs to improve to secure their postseason aspirations.

Batting Strengths:

Kyle Tucker has been a standout hitter for the Astros with 28 home runs and 109 RBIs. His contributions have been vital in their pursuit of a playoff berth.

Pitching Advantages:

Hunter Brown, a key pitcher for the Astros, takes the mound in this pivotal game. With an 11-12 record and a 4.87 ERA, he'll be tasked with silencing the Royals' offense.

Recent Form:

The Astros have faced some ups and downs recently, winning only 1 of their last 5 games. However, they understand the urgency of this matchup.

 

Prediction

For the Astros, this game is nothing short of a must-win. As they battle for a playoff spot with the Rangers, the Astros are fully aware of the stakes.

Considering the Astros' strong batting lineup, the home-field advantage, and their urgency to secure a win, we predict that the Houston Astros will emerge victorious in this game against the Kansas City Royals.

With Hunter Brown on the mound and a potent offense, the Astros have the tools they need to clinch this vital victory and stay in the playoff hunt.

 

Pick: Astros ML -200

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