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(42-18) Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals (26-32)
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO.
Projected Pitchers: McCullers vs. Hammel
MLB Moneyline Odds: Houston -185 / Kansas City +170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Houston -120 / Kansas City -100
MLB Betting Total: 9.0 (Over -120 / Under -100
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Dallas Keuchel was a late scratch on Wednesday night, which nullified our biggest play on an evening we ended up going 4-0 for +4.70.
The MLB ERA leader has some sort of illness and more information should come on Thursday morning. Houston’s starting rotation is already hurting with Joe Musgrove and Charlie Morton on the shelf.
Lance McCullers is still available, however. He’s been an admirable right-hand man to Keuchel this season, 6-1 with a 2.71 ERA and a WHIP of 1.11.
He only got 13 outs in Texas his last time out, which matches his shortest outing this season. He didn’t start against the Royals the first time these two teams got together.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City’s win clinches the season series with Houston after it won two out of three in Houston earlier this season. The Cleveland Indians are the only other team to win their season series with the Astros with five wins out of six.
Jason Vargas got his eighth win of the season with five innings and two runs allowed.
Opponents are hitting .295 against tonight’s starter, Jason Hammel. Houston’s offense isn’t league average. The ‘Stros scored five runs tonight in a game they struggled for most of the evening. Hammel appears to be overmatched but that’s why they play the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-1-3 in HOU last 9 overall.
- Over is 5-1-3 in HOU last 9 on grass.
- Over is 5-1-2 in HOU last 8 games as a favorite.
- Under is 12-3-1 in KC last 16 Thu. games.
- Under is 19-9-1 in KC last 29 home games.
- KC are 2-9 in Hammels last 11 starts.
Free Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction: Houston’s offense jumps all over Hammel.
KC’s starter will either have the choice of going at the Astros’ hitters or nibbling and risking walking a bunch of guys because most of Houston’s bats don’t chase. Neither decision is likely to produce a good result.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: No Action (Lean Over)
Nine feels a little low now that I take a second look but that’s what I had originally so it’s no action for us. Just the two plays for Thursday. Best of luck, all.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 11 – Kansas City 3
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