Free MLB Prediction: Royals vs Astros
Major League Baseball betting sees the Kansas City Royals taking on the Houston Astros on Monday October 12 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.
MLB Playoffs: ALDS
Kansas City Royals (96-69) at Houston Astros (89-77)
Date: Monday October 12
Time: 1 PM
Venue: Globe Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
MLB Betting Lines: Kansas City Royals +115, Houston Astros -135
MLB Betting Total: 8
Probable Pitchers: Kansas City: Yordano Ventura (4.08, 13.50 ERA) Houston: Lance McCullers (6-7, 3.22 ERA)
The Kansas City Royals made the World Series last season, but they are in a 1-2 hole in this ALDS after losing Game 3 on Sunday. Houston is the home netting favorite in this game and with good reason, as they are obviously at home and face Yordano Ventura, who did not look good at all in his only post-season appearance so far.
This season the Astros went 53-28 at home and the Royals went 44-37 on the road. Houston was tied with the New York Yankees in the regular season for the most home wins in the American League.
Not only have the Astros won 9 of their last 12 games facing the Royals they have won their last 4 facing them at home.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals ranked a legit 7th this season in runs scored, but in the 2 games they lost in their series they only scored 2 runs in each game.
Yordano Ventura is pithing on only 3 days rest and in the first game in this series he was yanked after a 49-minute rain delay. In the 2 innings in the game he did pitch he was less than stellar giving up 2 earned runs and 4 hits in the 5-2 Houston win.
Ventura is 5-0 with a 4.01 ERA in his last 7 road starts.
Ventura was solid in his only start in the regular season facing Houston giving up 2 runs in 7 innings in a 4-2 Kansas City win.
The Royals had won 5 straight road games before losing Game 3 of this series in Houston.
The Astros ranked 6th this season in runs scored and while their offense has not been great in the post-season their pitching has.
Houston starter Lance McCullers was 4-1 with a 1.86 ERA in 10 home starts this season. However, the Astros lost 6 of their last 7 games with him on the hill and in that span they never scored more than 3 runs.
I think Ventura will have a good outing today in Houston and help the Royals win and send this game back to KC for the decisive Game 5 in this ALDS.
MLB Betting Trends:
* Royals are 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
* Royals are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
* Royals have an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
* Astros are 9-3 in their last 12 overall.
* Astros are 46-19 in their last 65 home games.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Kansas City
The Astros are 0-5 in McCullers’ last 5 starts facing a team with a winning record and that trend will continue today.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Royals 5- Astros 3
The Royals will win this game so get ready for Game 5 in Kansas City on Wednesday.
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