Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals 8/17/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros
Date & Time: 8/18/2021, 12:10 AM UTC
Location: Kauffman Stadium
Address: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, USA
Latest Odds: HOU -208 ; O/U 8.5

Houston is coming here after losing their last game. The loss for the Astros ended up coming by a score of 3-1 to the Angels. Now, the Astros are sitting on a 70-47 record on the year.

This season the Astros have scored a total of 626 runs on the year and hit at a clip of .266. This has converted to an OBP of .339. Pitching for Houston has been impressive as well with the opponent hitting at a clip of .223 and the Astros posting a WHIP of 1.21. The Houston Astros have a team ERA of 3.62.

The Royals are in the middle of a losing streak again. The last game on the field for Kansas City ended up being a 7-2 loss to the Cardinals. The loss dropped the the Royals to a record of 49-67.

Offensively the Royals have put in a total of 471 runs on the year. The Royals have an OBP of .301 and have hit at a clip of .241. The Royals have ended up allowing the opponents to hit at a clip of only .256 and posted a WHIP of 1.43. The Royals have ended up getting a 4.93 ERA on the year.

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Betting Trends

  • The Astros are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
  • The total has went over in 3 out of the last 10 Astros games.
  • The Royals are 3-7 in their last games.
  • The total has went under in 6 out of the last 10 Royals games.
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Free MLB Pick: Over 8.5

The game here is one which the Royals will end up playing good, but the Royals are in the middle of a massive losing skid and that will continue in this game here as the Astros are a really good team and able to dominate the game. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 8-2.

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