Houston vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Houston vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 4/11/2024

The Houston Astros (4-9) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (8-4) on Thursday, April 11th. This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and televised on BSKC. The Royals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Astros are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Astros. First pitch is set for 2:10 ET.

Astros vs Royals

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The Royals offense exploded for seven runs in the 3rd inning and cruised to an 11-2 win over the Astros in the previous game of this series. Seth Lugo got the start for Kansas City and picked up the win, while Spencer Arrighetti was knocked around for seven earned runs in just three innings of work.

Vinnie Pasquantino was the big bat for the Royals, going 3/3 with five RBIs and a home run. Both Nelson Velazquez and Hunter Renfroe also drove in a pair of runs. As for the Astros, they had just two runs on nine hits and failed to hit a home run.

Despite the lopsided final score, the Astros did put up two runs in the 4th inning, but the Royals responded with a run in the 6th and two more in the 8th to put the game away. Alex Bregman and Yainer Diaz were the only Astros hitters to have multiple hits.

After dropping the first two games of their series against the Royals, the Astros will look to avoid a sweep and snap their current two-game losing streak. Overall, the Astros have struggled this season, as they are just 4-9 and are currently in last place in the AL West, 3.5 games behind the Rangers.

One of the main reasons for the Astros’ struggles has been their play on the road, as they are just 2-4 away from home. They have also struggled in day games, losing all three contests they have played during the day.

The Astros are 4-9 against the run line this season, including a 2-5 mark at home and 2-4 on the road. They have failed to cover the run line in four straight games and are just 2-9 when favored. Their average run differential is -0.7 runs per game, but they have been outscored by an average of 2.7 runs per game on the road this season.

So far this season, the Astros have played 12 games with an average combined run total of 8.7. Their over/under record is 4-8, and the average over/under line for their games has been 9 runs. When the line has been set at 9 runs, the over/under record is 1-3-1. The over/under line for today’s game against the Royals is set at 9 runs, and in their last 10 games, the over/under line has been set at 9 runs or higher in 46.2% of their games.

Hunter Brown Gets The Start For The Astros

Hunter Brown will be making his 3rd start of the season for the Astros, and it will be on the road against the Royals. In his first start of the season, he went 4 innings and gave up 1 run on 4 hits, but he took a no-decision. Brown’s last start was a loss to the Rangers, as he went 3 innings and gave up 5 runs on 8 hits.

Astros Offense Breakdown

When it comes to the Astros’ offensive projections, Jose Altuve is expected to have a strong game at the plate, as his total hits projection is the 4th highest in the league today. Yordan Alvarez is our top projected home run hitter for the Astros, with his home run projection 6th best in the league today. If you are looking for a longshot, Yainer Diaz has the 7th best home run projection in the league today.

The Royals are currently on a six-game winning streak and are 8-4 overall. They are one game behind the Guardians for the division lead and have a 5-2 record in the AL Central. In their series against the Astros, they have won the first two games.

Overall, the Royals have been very good at home, going 7-2, but they have struggled on the road, going 1-2. They have also been very good at night, going 5-1, and have won seven straight at home.

The Royals have been a solid bet against the run line this season, going 8-4 overall. They have been especially strong at home, where they are 6-3 against the run line. The Royals have been a good bet as the underdog, going 5-3 against the run line in those games. They have also been on a run line win streak, covering in their last four games.

The Kansas City Royals have had a combined run average of 7.4 runs per game this season, but their games have gone over the over/under line only four times in their first 11 games. The over/under line for today’s game against the Houston Astros is set at 9 runs, and the Royals’ games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs this season. In their last 10 games, the over/under line has been set at 9 runs just three times, and their games have gone over the line just once.

Brady Singer Gets The Start For The Royals

Brady Singer is getting the start for the Royals today as they take on the Astros. Singer has been impressive in his first two starts of the season, picking up a win in his first outing and then going 6 1/3 innings in his last start, striking out 10 batters.

Royals Offense Breakdown

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Our projections for the Royals’ offense today are led by Bobby Witt Jr., who not only has the highest total hits projection on the team but also the 4th highest in the league today. He also has the best odds to hit a home run for the Royals and has the 6th best odds in the league. Nelson Velázquez is 2nd on the team in terms of home run projections, and his odds are 8th best in the league.


Astros vs Royals Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Astros vs. Royals game is to take the Royals on the money line at +112. We have the Royals winning this one by a score of 6-5, and with the payout at +112, there is some good value in picking the Royals to win.

Looking at some potential player props, we have Brady Singer finishing with six strikeouts, which would have him finishing ninth among all starters. As for Hunter Brown, we have him finishing with six strikeouts, which would have him finishing sixth among all starters.

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