Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 6 (7/6): MLB
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- Jul 6, 2022, 6:51:18 AM
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|Time||8:10 p.m. EST|
|Royals money line||+220|
|Royals run line||+1.5 (+110)|
|Astros money line||-270|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (-130)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Kansas City Royals||Houston Astros|
|Home / home record||15-25||25-11|
|Last 10 record||3-7||9-1|
|Over / under record||39-36-4||28-47-5|
|Runs / game||3.84||4.40|
|Runs allowed / game||5.13||3.24|
The Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals will play the 3rd game of the series at the Minute Maid Park on Wenesday night. The Astros took the win 9-7 on Tuesday game to take the lead 2-0 on the series. The Astros cameback from losing 3-6 and tied the game in the 8th inning, then Yordan Alvarez homered in the 9th to win the game.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals get to this game with a 29-50 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.8 runs per game. They're batting for .239 AVG, 296 runs scored in 620 hits and 63 home runs, ranking #27 in offense in the league behind the Seattle Mariners. Andrew Benitendi is batting for a .308 AVG. and 29 RBI while Salvador Perez has 11 home runs and 34 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 5.1 runs per game and ranking #25 in the league. Daniel Lynch leads the team with a 4.95 ERA, 65 strikeouts and 3 wins recorded for the Royals.
Probable Pitcher: Brad Keller (3-9, 4.24 ERA)
Keller will take the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Royals. Keller struck out five batters while allowing five hits and two walks over six scoreless innings against the Tigers. He has allowed 3 runs on 9 hits with 3 walks and a strikeout in 6 innings versus the Astros in his career.
The Astros get here with a 53-27 record and have won 8 games in a row. They're averaging 4.4 runs and batting for .235 AVG, 337 runs scored in 592 hits and 101 home runs, ranking #14 in offense in the league behind the Texas Rangers. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .317 avg with 24 home runs and 57 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.2 runs per game and ranking #2 in the league. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 2.03 ERA, 90 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded for the Astros.
Probable Pitcher: Cristian Javier (6-3, 2.58 ERA)
Javier will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Astros. Javier earned the win against the Angels on Friday, allowing one run on one hit and zero walks over seven innings. He struck out 14 times. He has an ERA of 3.86, 2 strikeouts and 1 save in 2 appearances versus the Royals in his career.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games on the road.
Kansas City Royals are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston..
Houston Astros are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games against Kansas City.
The Astros continue on a hot streak and have won 8 games in a row. The offense is on fire and are averaging 5.5 runs per game in the last 10 games. They'll send Javier to the mound who has been outstanding in his last 3 starts allowing only 2 runs in 19 innings pitched. The Royals have fought well on this series but the Astros offense has been better. Brad Keller will get the ball for this game and he has been up and down this season. This should be another close game and Javier should slow down the Royals offense. Take the under.
PICK: Under 8.5 (-115)
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