Royals vs Astros Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/11

Royals vs Astros Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/11

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MLB Showdown: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals

Get ready for an intense matchup as the Houston Astros take on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. With both teams eager to claim victory, this game promises excitement and high-stakes action.

Game Overview:

  • Date: April 11, 2024
  • Time: 11:10 AM
  • Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Line: HOU -135
  • Over/Under: 8.5


Team Breakdown:

Houston Astros:

The Houston Astros come into this game with a 4-9 record, looking to bounce back from their recent loss and get back on track. Despite their slow start to the season, the Astros have the talent and firepower to compete with any team in the league.

Pitching Analysis:

Hunter Brown takes the mound for the Astros, but he has struggled early in the season, posting a 6.43 ERA over 7 innings pitched. Facing a potent Royals lineup, Brown will need to deliver a strong performance to keep the Astros in the game.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Yordan Alvarez (4 HR)
  • Batting Average: Yordan Alvarez (.346 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Yordan Alvarez (11 RBI)

With key contributors like Yordan Alvarez leading the offense, the Astros have the ability to generate offense and put pressure on the Royals' pitching staff. Look for the Astros' lineup to capitalize on scoring opportunities and put runs on the board.


Kansas City Royals:

The Kansas City Royals enter this game with an impressive 8-4 record, riding a six-game winning streak and looking to extend their dominance at home. With strong pitching and timely hitting, the Royals have emerged as a contender in the American League.

Pitching Analysis:

Brady Singer gets the start for the Royals, boasting a 1-0 record and a remarkable 0.68 ERA over 13.1 innings pitched. Singer's stellar performance on the mound gives the Royals a clear advantage and makes them a formidable opponent for the Astros.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: MJ Melendez (3 HR)
  • Batting Average: Nelson Velazquez (.343 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Salvador Perez (10 RBI)

Despite facing a tough opponent, the Royals' lineup has the ability to generate offense and provide run support for their pitching staff. With key hitters like MJ Melendez leading the charge, the Royals aim to continue their offensive prowess and secure another win at home.


Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
HOU (4-9) -135 o8.5 (-130) -1.5 (+125)
KC (8-4) +110 u8.5 (+110) +1.5 (-145)



In this matchup, we predict the Over of 8.5 runs to be the pick. Here's why:

Both teams have shown offensive prowess in recent games, and with the starting pitchers struggling to keep runners off base, we expect a high-scoring affair. The Astros will look to bounce back from their recent loss and capitalize on scoring opportunities, while the Royals aim to extend their winning streak with timely hitting.

With strong hitters on both sides and pitchers susceptible to giving up runs, the Over of 8.5 runs presents good value for bettors. Expect a back-and-forth game with plenty of scoring opportunities for both teams.

Pick: Over 8.5 runs

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