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Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 8/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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Kauffman Stadium will host the series opener of the Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 8:10 PM EDT.

 

The Astros won four of their last five games this season. The team won two games against the LA Angels but Houston was beaten in the series finale to a score of 1-3. Houston is 70-47 in the league and is currently leading the American League West standings. The Astros are just two and a half games ahead of the Athletics.

 

Houston is averaging .266 BAA as a team with an on-base percentage of .338. The Astros gathered a total of 626 runs and 153 homers this season. Michael Brantley made 123 hits for the team while batting at .332 BAA. Jose Altuve leads the home runs with 25 and Yordan Alvarez leads the RBIs with 76. Yuli Gurriel leads the on-base percentage at .385. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball for the Astros, and the right-hander posted a 5-6 record with a 4.59 ERA, 60 Ks, and 23 BBs this season.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games.
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games against Kansas City.

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Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 8/16/2021

 

On the part of Kansas City, the Royals are coming into this match with four straight defeats. The team was swept by the Cardinals in the previous series, ending the final match with a score of 2-7. Kansas City dropped its record to 49-67 after losing seven of its last ten games. The Royals are last in the AL Central standings and they are 18 games behind the leading team of the league.

 

The Royals collected a total of 471 runs and 115 homers for the year. The team managed to hit the clip at .241 BAA with an on-base percentage of .301. Kansas City is led by Salvador Perez and he has 30 home runs and 75 RBIs while batting at .277 BAA. Carlos Santana leads the on-base percentage at .333. Whit Merrifield makes the most hits with 126. The team will send Carlos Hernandez to the mound, and the right-hander has a 3-1 record with a 4.11 ERA, 51 Ks, 25 BBs.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 14 of Kansas City’s last 20 games.
  • Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games.
  • The total went OVER in 12 of Kansas City’s last 18 games against Houston.

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals. The MLB’s pick is the Houston Astros but the play here is UNDER. The Astros are on the roll of late and if they can keep up this momentum, they will easily beat the Royals. Meanwhile, Kansas City has been facing issues recently. Seven of the Royals’ last 10 were cashed in UNDER. The UNDER is also cashed in five of the Astros’ last eight and 18 of the Royals’ last 24 games. The Houston Astros will win on the UNDER 5-1.

 

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Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 8/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM EDT

 

Location: Kauffman Stadium 

 

Date: Monday, August 16, 2021

 

TV: FSKC

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -165

 

MLB Totals: 10

 

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