It’s another full day of MLB action on Wednesday night, giving you plenty of opportunities to bet on MLB. The Houston Astros go for their third straight win over the Kansas City Royals at home, and this is a great betting opportunity.
The Kansas City Royals have struggled, as expected. The Royals are just 29-50 overall and 10 games under .500 at home.
Houston has been on a roll over the past two months. The Astros have now won eight games in a row to improve to 53-27 overall and 26-11 at home.
The MLB lines for this game have the Houston Astros as the moneyline betting favorites at -270.
The offensive numbers actually look pretty impressive for the Kansas City Royals, but the same can’t be said for the pitching stats. Kansas City has a team ERA over 5.00 and that’s just not going to win many games.
Brad Keller is going to make the start on Wednesday night. He is 3-9 with a 4.24 ERA. Keller needs to limit his mistakes in this game because the Astros will make him pay.
Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 12 home runs and 42 RBIs, and Andrew Benintendi has a team-high batting average of .313.
Astros Flex Muscles
Yordan Alvarez was the hero on Tuesday night after hitting a home run, but he also made a huge play on defense. “And he’s worked on it. He’s worked on his defense a lot,” manager Dusty Baker said.
Alvarez leads the team with 25 home runs, giving the Astros have 118 on the season. This is a very deep lineup that just continues to wear down opposing starting pitchers, and that will be the plan in this game.
Cristian Javier is set to make the start on Wednesday night. He has pitched extremely well and is 6-3 with a 2.58 ERA. Javier has 27 strikeouts over his previous two outings.
Royals vs Astros Head-to-Head
The Houston Astros have won four of the first five games in this season series, but Kansas City actually won the season series in 2021.
Don’t be fooled or try to overthink this matchup, as the Astros are clearly the better overall team than the Royals.
The starting pitching matchup in this game favors Houston in a big way, and Javier should have another dominant start. Kansas City has been competitive in this series, but the Astros lineup is going to have a big day against Keller.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Houston Astros -1½ as they roll to a third straight win over the Royals.
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