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2021 MLB Handicapping
(55-68) Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros (73-51)
Date: Tuesday, August 24th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Brady Singer (KC) vs. Luis Garcia (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +190 Astros -256
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Royals will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 2 Tuesday at 8:10 ET. Game 1 is Monday at 8:10 ET.
Brady Singer is going for the Royals and Luis Garcia gets the ball for the Orioles.
The Royals won the series when these teams met last.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have not had a great season so far. There have not been many good things about this team in 2021.
They are in 4th place of the American League Central with a record of 55-68. They trail the White Sox by 16 games.
Kansas City beat the Cubs 9-1 on Sunday. They ended up sweeping the Cubs in those 3 games. In that series, the Royals scored 19 runs and allowed 5 runs.
Carlos Hernandez went 7 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Sunday.
Brady Singer has not been great this year. He is 3-8 with an ERA of 5.23. His last start was against the Astros where he went 6.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. KC won that game 3-2.
The pitching has not been great so far this year. They have an ERA of 4.80 which is 26th best in the majors.
The offense is scoring 4.13 runs per game which is 23th best in baseball.
Kansas City has hit 124 home runs which is 27th best in the game.
The Astros have had a good season so far and they remain one of the best teams in baseball.
They are 1st in the American League West with a record of 73-51. They lead the Athletics by 3.5 games.
Houston lost to the Mariners 6-3 on Sunday. They did take 2 games out of 3 from Seattle over the weekend. The Astros scored 30 runs and allowed 10 runs in those games.
Framber Valdez went 7 innings and did not allow an earned run on Sunday.
Luis Garcia is 9-6 with an ERA of 3.32. His last start was against the Royals where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Houston won that game 6-3.
The pitching has been good for this team. They have an ERA of 3.62 which is 5th in the majors.
They are the best in baseball when it comes to runs scored per game. They are scoring 5.42 runs per game.
Houston has hit 164 home runs which is 8th best in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 33-67 in their last 100 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Royals are 17-35 in their last 52 road games.
- Royals are 85-178 in their last 263 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Royals are 20-54 in their last 74 games vs. the American League West.
- Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Astros are 60-25 in their last 85 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Astros are 67-33 in their last 100 games vs. the American League Central.
Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros have been playing well and I look for that to continue in this game. I do not have much confidence backing the Royals here.
Houston is the better team and I think they will show that on Tuesday. There is no excuse for them to lose to the Royals.
I look for Garcia to pitch better than Singer and to get his team a win.
I will go with the Astros on the run line here.
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