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Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros 08/23/2021 Baseball Tips, Forecast and Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros 08/23/2021 – Bettors have been able to place based on the baseball series lines available online. Royals will take on the Houston Astros in this game from Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Kansas City won a total of 55 games and dropped 68 in return. The Royals are just a couple of games ahead of the Twins at the fourth position. Houston is keeping pace ahead of the Athletics while they remain at the second spot in the AL West Division play. The Astros are dominating the AL West with a 73-51 record.
Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros 08/23/2021
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City is five-plus games behind the Tigers at the third and they enter this game after a successful series. The Royals took out the Cubs in their last three games and are all set to extend their victory. Last night, they smashed nine runs from the plate and gave up just one to the Cubs in return. Daniel Lynch will be delivered to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. The southpaw is holding a 3-3 record on the season with an ERA of 5.12 and 31 Ks in total.
Players to watch: Whit Merrifield RF (GP 123, AB 494, R 71, H 137, 2B 26, 3B 2, HR 8, RBI 58, TB 191, BB 33, SO 73, SB 37, AVG 0.277, OBP 0.32, SLG 0.387, OPS 0.707, WAR 3.3), Salvador Perez C (GP 122, AB 470, R 57, H 128, 2B 19, 3B 0, HR 32, RBI 80, TB 243, BB 15, SO 132, SB 1, AVG 0.272, OBP 0.306, SLG 0.517, OPS 0.823, WAR 3.7).
Houston Astros lost their last game against the Mariners with a final score of 6-3. The Astros were successful in their series with a 2-1 record. Houston is all set to turn in Zack Greinke to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding an 11-3 record on the season with an ERA of 3.43, 107 Ks, and 29 BBs in total. Michael Brantley is the leading batsman with an average of .323. The home run leader with 25 is Jose Altuve while Yordan Alvarez is the RBI leader with 84. Houston will try to take advantage against a struggling Kansas squad.
Players to watch: Jose Altuve 2B (GP 111, AB 460, R 88, H 129, 2B 19, 3B 1, HR 25, RBI 67, TB 225, BB 51, SO 78, SB 4, AVG 0.28, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.489, OPS 0.841, WAR 3.6), Carlos Correa SS (GP 114, AB 425, R 83, H 117, 2B 27, 3B 1, HR 19, RBI 66, TB 203, BB 62, SO 92, SB 0, AVG 0.275, OBP 0.368, SLG 0.478, OPS 0.846, WAR 5.5).
Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers
Kansas City Royals
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games.
Houston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
Kansas City Royals are certainly no match for the Astros with the best baseball predictions against them. Back Houston to take out the Royals with ease and cover the spread in this series opener.
Score Prediction: Astros 5, Royals1.