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The Houston Astros and the Kansas City Royals will play game three at the Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at 8:10 PM EDT.


The Astros are 3-2 in their last five games this season. The team won over the Angels in the previous series by 2-1. Houston was beaten in the finale to a score of 1-3 and the team was also defeated in the first meeting with Kansas City. The Astros are sitting on a 70-48 record following a 6-7 loss against the Royals. Houston ranks first in the American League West standings.


Houston is hitting the clip at .267 BAA with an on-base percentage of .338. The team delivered a total of 633 runs and 157 homers this season. Michael Brantley made 124 hits for the team while batting at .332 BAA and leading the on-base percentage at .383. Jose Altuve leads the home runs with 25 and Yordan Alvarez leads the RBIs with 77. The Astros will send Zack Greinke to the mound, and he has an 11-3 record with a 3.51 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 107 Ks.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 out of the last 6 Astros games.
  • The Astros are 4-2 in their last 6 games.
  • Houston is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road against Kansas City.

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Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 8/18/2021


Before coming into this series, the Kansas City Royals hauled four consecutive defeats. The team was swept by the Cardinals and the Royals managed to make up for these losses and won the first game against Houston. Kansas City is 50-67 and the team is in last place in the AL Central standings.


The Royals are batting an average of .242 BAA and .302 on the on-base percentage. Salvador Perez leads the team with 30 home runs and 77 RBIs while batting at .277 BAA. Nicky Lopez leads the on-base percentage at .343. Whit Merrifield makes the most hits with 129. The team will put Brady Singer to the mound, and he has posted a 3-8 record with a 5.42 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, and 94 Ks this season.


  • The total went UNDER in 13 out of the last 20 Royals games.
  • The Royals are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
  • Kansas City is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Houston.

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals. The MLB’s pick is the Houston Astros. Kansas City has been struggling this year and the team will continue to face some issues here since Houston will be sending a solid pitcher to the hill. Greinke has been tough to beat this year and he will be able to secure a good lead for the Astros in this game. Look for the Houston Astros to win on the road with a predicted score of 6-2.


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Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 8/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews


MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM EDT


Location: Kauffman Stadium 


Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021




MLB Odds: Houston Astros -165


MLB Totals: 9.5


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