Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 08/16/2021 Analysis, Odds and Betting Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 08/16/2021 – On Monday, yet another unbalanced interleague game is all set to take place between the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals. The Astros continue to dominate the AL West Division while the Royals remain at the bottom of the AL Central Division. The baseball odds are available on the top betting websites as the two teams enter their opening game of a four-game series. The Houston Astros will take the road in this game to square off against the Royals from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 08/16/2021
The Houston Astros defeated the Angels in their last series but lost their last game with a 3-1 final score. Houston is holding one of the best records in the majors after winning 70 and dropping 47 in return. The Astros will deliver Jake Odorizzi to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 5-6 record on the season with an ERA of 4.59, 60 Ks, and 23 BBs in total. Michael Brantley continues to take the lead from the plate with a batting clip of .331 and 121 hits. Jose Altuve is the home run leader with 25.
Players to watch: Jose Altuve 2B (GP 104, AB 426, R 83, H 115, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 25, RBI 66, TB 205, BB 50, SO 75, SB 4, AVG 0.27, OBP 0.346, SLG 0.481, OPS 0.828, WAR 3.4), Carlos Correa SS (GP 107, AB 399, R 75, H 107, 2B 26, 3B 0, HR 18, RBI 62, TB 187, BB 57, SO 90, SB 0, AVG 0.268, OBP 0.361, SLG 0.469, OPS 0.829, WAR 5).
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals were not strong enough to sustain in the AL Central Division play. The Royals won a total of 49 games and dropped 67 in return. Kansas City’s dream of making it to the playoffs is way too slim this season. The Royals lost their last game against the Cardinals with a final score of 7-2. Carlos Hernandez will take the nod as their starting pitcher in this game. The righty is holding an ERA of 4.11 with a 3-1 record on the season. Salvador Perez continues to remain the bright spot for the Royals.
Players to watch: Whit Merrifield RF (GP 116, AB 462, R 64, H 126, 2B 26, 3B 2, HR 8, RBI 56, TB 180, BB 33, SO 71, SB 33, AVG 0.273, OBP 0.32, SLG 0.39, OPS 0.709, WAR 2.7), Salvador Perez C (GP 115, AB 447, R 54, H 124, 2B 19, 3B 0, HR 30, RBI 75, TB 233, BB 14, SO 125, SB 1, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.31, SLG 0.521, OPS 0.831, WAR 3.3).
Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Kansas City Royals
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kansas City’s last 20 games.
Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Betting Picks
Houston is one of the top teams that has performed well right from the start of the season. The sportsbook betting websites have clearly predicted the Astros to win this game and cover the spread with ease.
Score Prediction: Astros 5, Royals 1.