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Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 08/19/2021 Betting Picks, Predictions and MLB Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 08/19/2021 – Kansas City Royals have turned the tables in spite of the baseball betting lines against them. The Royals will enter this game hoping to sweep the Astros in their four-game series. Houston has struggled to cope with the Royals on the road in Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Houston remains at the top of the AL West Division play even after dropping their last four games. The Royals are stuck at the bottom of the AL Central and their chase for the Wild Card Round seems hopeless due to their poor record.
Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals 08/19/2021
Houston Astros was expected to win this series against the Royals but they were unable to sustain. The Astros struggled from the pitching end as they gave up extra runs to the Royals. Last night, Houston scored two and gave up three in return. Lucas Garcia will take the nod here in this game as their starting pitcher. Garcia has a neat 9-6 record with an ERA of 3.30 and 134 Ks in total. However, this will be his first career start against the Royals. The Astros will need to take on the Mariners in their next series.
Players to watch: Jose Altuve 2B (GP 106, AB 435, R 84, H 118, 2B 16, 3B 0, HR 25, RBI 66, TB 209, BB 50, SO 75, SB 4, AVG 0.271, OBP 0.346, SLG 0.48, OPS 0.827, WAR 3.4), Carlos Correa SS (GP 109, AB 406, R 76, H 110, 2B 26, 3B 0, HR 19, RBI 64, TB 193, BB 58, SO 91, SB 0, AVG 0.271, OBP 0.363, SLG 0.475, OPS 0.838, WAR 4.9).
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals won 52 games and dropped 67 in total. The Royals continue to trail the Twins in the fourth position and they are not going to stand a chance to reach the Wild Card round. The Royals are trying their best to get past the Twins while they remain two games behind. Kansas City will turn in their favorite Mike Minor to the mound as their starter. Minor has been a bit shaky with an 8-11 record on the season. When it comes to ERA, he’s touching 5.35 with a total of 135 Ks. The Royals will play the Cubs in their next season.
Players to watch: Whit Merrifield RF (GP 118, AB 471, R 65, H 130, 2B 26, 3B 2, HR 8, RBI 57, TB 184, BB 33, SO 72, SB 34, AVG 0.276, OBP 0.322, SLG 0.391, OPS 0.712, WAR 3), Salvador Perez C (GP 117, AB 455, R 55, H 125, 2B 19, 3B 0, HR 30, RBI 77, TB 234, BB 15, SO 127, SB 1, AVG 0.275, OBP 0.308, SLG 0.514, OPS 0.823, WAR 3.4).
Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 8 games.
Kansas City Royals
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games.
Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals Betting Picks
The Astros will rebound to avoid a sweep against the Royals. Houston has a Garcia on the mound and they need to open up their offense. Back the Astros to take out the Royals with the top sportsbook odds in their favor.
Score Prediction: Astros 5, Royals 1.