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2019 MLB Season
Date: Friday September 13th, 2019
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City MO
Projected Pitchers: Gerritt Cole vs. Danny Duffy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -353 | Royals +316
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Bettors have a tough decision when it comes to Friday night’s Astros / Royals play. Yes, Houston is a huge favorite at -353 but that’s a lot of scratch to lay for a team that is 8.5 games up in their division with a 99.9% chance to make the postseason.
Not only is Houston a risky wager just because of the price, believe it or not Kansas City has been playing well lately. KC has won 7 in a row including two straight heading into Friday’s game. Of course, Houston has also won 7 of 10 and is surging into the postseason.
One thing the Astros are not though is invincible. Houston has been knocked down in two straight, a 7-21 loss to Oakland with the ‘Stros being favored at -152 and 3-5 to the A’s at -148.
Houston also has to go on the road Friday for the 1st time since wrapping up a 7-game home stand. For as good as they have been this season, the Astros are just 6 games above .500 away from Minute Maid this season.
It’s hard to think that betting on Houston is a bad play considering they have Gerritt Cole on the mound. The veteran has been nearly unhittable all season long and especially lately where he’s allowed a run or less in 7 of the last 9.
Kansas City Royals
Betting on KC on Thursday is like a lottery ticket with little investment for a big reward at +316. KC has spent the last 6 games on the road, but is 15 games under .500 at Kauffman Stadium on the year.
KC might look like a good wager after going 7-3 in their last 10 but it’s important to consider that their last 3 opponents have been Detroit, Miami, and the White Sox. The Royals have lost 8 of the last 10 to Houston.
Danny Duffy gives Kansas City at least a chance Friday night as the Royals have won 6 of his last 7 starts. The left-hander allowed just 2 ER while pitching into the 7th in his only meeting with Houston on the season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 36-15 last 51 overall
- Astros are 4-0 in Cole’s last 4 road starts
- Royals are 7-3 last 10 overall
- Royals are 6-1 in Duffy’s last 7 starts
- Astros are 8-2 last 10 H2H meetings
Free Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
It’s dumb to lay -350 plus on the Astros as they wind down the season and the Royals seem like burnt money as they’ve lost 8 of 10 to Houston. The safest play in this contest (for the money) is the under.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 8.5
Cole is an animal and Duffy actually did well vs. Houston in his only matchup with them this season.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Astros 4 – Royals 2
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