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Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros 8/24/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The second installment of a three-game set between the Kansas City Royals and the Houston Astros will continue at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night.  The Royals lead the series with a 7-1 win in the opener on Monday.  Kansas improves to 56-68 in third-place at the AL Central Division.  Houston still leads the AL West Division at 73-52 with the Athletics trailing by 3 ½ games.

 

The Royals dominated the Astros with a 6-run victory courtesy of Whit Merrifield’s three hits and three RBIs and Salvador Perez’s 33rd home run.  This was Merrifield’s 36th multi-hit game, tying Perez for the lead in the team.  Kansas rookie starter Daniel Lynch got his third straight win and lasted five innings, yielding six hits, one run with three walks.  The Royals are batting at .245 which improves to 12th and are 24th with 515 runs scored.  The team’s ERA is 26th at 4.77 and 23rd in BAA at .254.  Catcher Salvador Perez leads Kansas City with 33 homers and 81 RBIs.  2B Nicky Lopez leads with a .281 batting average and .351 OBP while RF Whit Merrifield leads with 140 hits.  Brady Singer will start for the Royals on Tuesday.  The right-hand pitcher holds a 3-8 record with a 5.23 ERA.  In over 98.0 innings of work this season, Singer has 115 hits, 57 earned runs, 8 homers, 42 walks, and 100 strikeouts.

 

  • The Kansas City Royals are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games against Houston.

  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road against Houston.

  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Kansas City’s last 12 games.

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Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Predictions 8/24/2021

 

Houston lost their series finale against the Mariners at 6-3 and added another one on Monday’s loss against the Royals.  They also met the Royals before the Mariners and dropped three out of four games.  The Astros need to start winning again after dropping 5 of its last 8 games.  The Astros are still dominating at the plate, ranking first in batting at .268, runs scored at 673, and on-base percentage at .339 in MLB. The Astros’ team ERA is top 5 at 3.64 and is top 6 in BAA at .226.  1B Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with a .317 batting average and .383 OBP.  2B Jose Altuve leads with 25 home runs and 130 hits while DH Yordan Alvarez leads with 85 RBIs.  Houston will send Luis Garcia to the mound for Tuesday’s match.  The righty is 9-6 with an ERA of 3.39.  Across 116.2 innings in 23 games with 21 starts this season, Garcia struck out 137 batters.

 

  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home.

  • The Houston Astros are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home against Kansas City.

  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 9 games against Kansas City.

Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Houston Astros.  Houston is keeping their eyes on the division title thus have to continue winning.  They are banking on Garcia to put in a strong start against the Royals.  Garcia is up to the task and has been pitching well in his last three starts.  Taking the game at home is the Houston Astros.  Final Score Prediction is 8-1.

 

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Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros 8/24/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

 

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston

 

Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

 

TV: SportsNet SW

 

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -235

 

MLB Totals: 9.0

 

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