Free MLB Prediction: Royals vs Astros
Major League Baseball betting sees the Kansas City Royals taking on the Houston Astros on Sunday October 11 at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Kansas City Royals (96-68) at Houston Astros (88-77)
Date: Sunday October 11
Time: 4:10 PM
Venue: Globe Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
MLB Betting Lines: Kansas City Royals +160, Houston Astros -180
MLB Betting Total: 7
Probable Pitchers: Kansas City: Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) Houston: Dallas Keuchel (20-8, 2.48 ERA)
This ALDS is tied at 1 game apiece, as the Astros won Game 1 and the Royals evened the series winning Game 2.
Houston is the big betting favorite today at home and that is no big surprise with Dallas Keuchel on the hill after his stellar outing in the AL Wild Card win over the New York Yankees.
The Astros had won 2 playoff games in a row before their Game 2 loss in this series and the Royals have won 6 of their last 7 games.
This season the Astros went 53-28 at home and the Royals went 44-37 on the road.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City ranks 7th in the Majors in runs scored and 10th in team ERA.
Tonight’s Royals starter Edinson Volquez had a start against the Astros and he did not have a good outing giving up 5 runs in 5 innings of work in a 6-5 Kansas City loss.
In his career Volquez is 0-2 with a 12.15 ERA in two playoff starts.
The Royals are 20-8 in Volquez’s last 28 starts and 7-3 in his last 10 starts facing a team that has a winning record.
The Royals have won their last 5 road games.
The Astros rank 6th in the Majors in both runs scored and team ERA.
Houstin has not hosted a playoff game since the 2005 season.
Dallas Keuchel had a great last start where he did not give up any earned runs in 6 innings of work in a 4-0 win over the Yankees in the AL Wild Card game.
To say that Keuchel has been great at home this season would be a major understatement, as this season he went 15-0 with a 1.46 ERA at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros have won 11 of their last 14 games with Keuchel on the mound facing a team that has winning record.
Can’t go against Keuchel at home, as the Astros will win and take a 2-1 in this ALDS.
MLB Betting Trends:
* Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 overall.
* Royals are 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
* Royals have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
* Astros are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
* Astros are 20-6 in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Houston
Keuchel will be the star again tonight, as the Astros will take this game in a low scoring affair.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Astros 4 – Royals 2
Houston gets the heads up in this series with a win today and have the chance to close out the series tomorrow night.
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