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37-36 (15-21 V) Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals 38-33 (25-8 H)
Date: Friday June 24th
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
MLB Betting Lines: Astros -105
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
Probable Pitchers: Astros LHP Dallas Keuchel (3-9, 5.32) vs. Royals RHP Edinson Volquez (7-6, 4.12)
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The Astros and Royals meet on Friday night for the first of a three game set at Kauffman Stadium. On the mound will be Edinson Volquez for the Royals and the Astros will send out Dallas Keuchel.
Volquez is 7-6 with a 4.12 ERA on the season while Keuchel is 3-9 with a 5.32 ERA.
The Royals won three of four in their first series in early April.
The Astros have been hot over the last few weeks. Houston has won five straight games and 17 of their last 24.
Carlos Correa has been clutch delivering big hit after big hit over the stretch. The 21-year-old is hitting .262 with 11 homers and 40 RBI this season.
Jose Altuve leads the Astros with a .343 average and 12 homers with 41 RBI.
George Springer leads the team with 15 homers and 41 RBI.
Keuchel is 2-6 with a 5.91 ERA on the road this season.
The Astros are 5-10 in 15 Keuchel starts this season.
Kansas City Royals
After losing a season high eight straight games, Kansas City has won eight of 11 games since.
Eric Hosmer leads the Royals with a .305 average, 12 homers, and 44 RBI.
Salvador Perez has been great hitting .300 with 12 homers.
Strangely enough, Kansas City is second in batting average (.273) but they are 25th in runs (286).
The Royals are 9-6 in 15 Volquez starts this year.
Volquez is 5-2 with a 2.61 ERA at home this season.
MLB Betting Trends
- The Astros are 37-77 in their last 114 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- The Astros are 52-109 in their last 161 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- The Astros are 3-9 in Keuchels last 12 starts.
- The Royals are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- The Royals are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
- The Royals are 9-2 in Volquezs last 11 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
The Royals have a slight edge on the mound with Volquez and they are a dominant team at Kauffman.
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Keuchel has to turn it around soon but he won’t be effective enough to beat a good home team.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 5 Houston 4
I expect Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain to lead the Royals bats to a win.
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