Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 4/9/2024

The Houston Astros (4-7) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (6-4) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and televised on None. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 7:40 ET.

Astros vs Royals

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The Astros and Rangers close out their series with a high-scoring game, with Houston coming out on top by a score of 10-5. This game was all tied at 2-2 heading into the 9th, where the Astros scored eight times in their half of the 9th. The Rangers pulled three runs back in the bottom of the 9th, but it wasn’t enough to complete the comeback.

Yordan Alvarez had a huge game for the Astros, going 3/5 with a homer and three RBIs. Victor Caratini also went deep, driving in three runs and going 2/4. Alex Bregman had a three-hit game with a run scored and one RBI.

After taking two of three from the Rangers, the Astros are now 4-7 on the season and have won two straight games. They are currently 2.5 games behind the Angels in the AL West and the Mariners for 2nd place in the division.

So far this season, the Astros have played well on the road, going 2-2, but they have struggled at home, going just 2-5. They have also been favored in nine games this season, going 2-7 in those contests.

The Astros are 4-7 on the run line this season, but they are 2-2 on the run line in road games. They have covered the run line in two straight road games and are 2-0 on the run line as an underdog.

The Astros have played 10 games with an over/under line this season, and the line has been set at 8.5 runs for just one of those games. In their one game with an over/under line of 8.5 runs, the combined runs scored was 8, which was under the line. For the season, the Astros’ games have averaged 8.5 runs, and their over/under record is 3-7.

Cristian Javier Gets The Start For The Astros

Coming off a strong start to the season, Cristian Javier and the Astros are on the road to take on the Royals. Javier is coming off a win in his first start of the season, where he went 5 innings and struck out 3, giving up just 1 hit.

Astros Offense Breakdown

For the Astros, we have Jose Altuve with the highest total hits projection on the team and the 15th best in the league today. Yordan Alvarez has the best home run projection on the team and the 7th best in the league. José Abreu has the 2nd best total hits projection on the team and the 19th best in the league, and Yainer Diaz has the 2nd best home run projection on the team and the 10th best in the league.

The Royals Are Coming Off A Win

Kansas City closed out their series with the White Sox by picking up a 5-3 win. Going into the game, they were favored at -130 on the money line. The Royals’ offense struggled for most of the game before tying things up in the 8th with three runs and added another two in the 9th to close things out.

On the other side, the White Sox had 12 hits but didn’t have timely hitting as they scored just three runs. Hunter Renfroe and MJ Melendez went deep for the Royals, with Renfroe driving in two runs and Melendez finishing with two RBI’s.

Cole Ragans Gets The Start For The Royals

Coming into his third start of the season, Cole Ragans will be pitching at home against the Houston Astros. Ragans has a 0-1 record on the year, but he has pitched well, striking out 16 batters in 12 1/3 innings. In his last start, he went 6 1/3 innings and struck out 7, giving up just 1 hit.

Royals Offense Breakdown

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If you’re looking at the Royals’ player props for today, Bobby Witt Jr. has the highest total hits projection on the team and the 12th highest in the league today. Witt Jr. also has the best odds to hit a home run for the Royals, with the 8th best odds in the league. Nelson Velázquez has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run on the team and the 9th best odds in the league. Maikel Garcia has the 2nd best total hits projection on the team and the 24th best in the league today.


Astros vs Royals Prediction


Our pick for today’s Astros vs. Royals matchup is to take the Royals on the money line at +107. With the payout being better than the payout for the Astros, we like the value in picking the Royals to pick up the win.

If you’re looking for a prediction on the final score, we have the Royals winning this one 6-5. As for the starting pitchers, we have Javier finishing with six strikeouts compared to Ragans with four.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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