Free MLB Prediction: Astros vs Royals
Major League Baseball betting sees the Houston Astros taking on the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday October 14 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Houston Astros (89-78) at Kansas City Royals (97-69)
Date: Wednesday October 4
Time: 8:07 PM
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
MLB Betting Lines: Houston Astros +115, Kansas City Royals –135
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
Probable Pitchers: Houston: Collin McHugh (19-7, 3.89 ERA)
Kansas City: Johnny Cueto (11-13, 3.44 ERA)
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This is the all decisive Game 5 in this ALDS with the series tied at 2-2. Oh, how close the Astros came to clinching this series back at home in Game 4, as they had a 4-run lead heading into the 8th inning, but they gave up 7 runs in the last 2 innings to lose 9-6.
No team has won 2 straight games in this series and if the Royals can do that tonight they will be heading to the ALCS for the 2nd straight season.
The Royals are 9-4 in their last 13 games in the series.
The Astros pitching had been solid until the end of Game 4 where each team scored the most runs they had in any game in the series. Overall, the Astros rank 6th in team ERA as well as 6th in runs scored.
19-game winner Collin McHugh gets the start for the Astros tonight and he was the Game 1 starter in this series going 6 innings and giving up 2 earned runs in the 5-2 Houston win.
Collin McHugh has won 6 straight decisions overall and Houston is 7-1 in their last 8 games with him on the mound.
Including Game 1 the Astros have won 4 in a row with McHugh getting the start.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have to be happy they are back at home after losing home field advantage after their Game 1 loss. They are the -135 home favorite facing an Astros team that is 14-games under .500 on the road this season.
KC hands the ball to Johnny Cueto, who came to them in a trade in the middle of this season. He took the mound in Game 2 of this series and while he was not great giving up 4 earned runs in 6 innings, but the offense gave him some support and the Royals took that game 5-4.
In his Career Cueto has not had much success in the playoffs going 0-2 with a 5.52 ERA in 4 starts.
Kansas City fans have to be a little on edge with Cueto on the mound, as he was not great in the Game 2 win and overall the Royals had lost 7 of their last 8 games in the regular season when he had gotten the starting nod.
Kansas City ranks 7th in runs scored and 10th in team ERA.
MLB Betting Trends:
* Astros are 6-3 in their last 9 games.
* Astros are 4-2 in their last 6 road games.
* Astros have an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
* Royals are 7-2 in their last 9 games.
* Royals are 3-5 in their last 8 home games.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Kansas City
The Astros blew their chance to close out this series at home leading very late in the game and that will not happen tonight in Kansas City.
Cueto may not have a great start again, but the Royals’ offense will come through at home and they will win this game and take the series.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Royals 6 – Astros 4
The Royals will be clutch yet again in this game and advance to the ALSC to face the Rangers or Blue Jays.
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