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Astros vs. Royals - 6/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas City Royals (43-28) at Houston Astros (43-34)

MLB Baseball: Monday, June 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Joe Blanton (2-0) (1.73) vs. L McCullers (3-2) (2.33)

The Line: Houston Astros -129 / Kansas City Royals +119 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-KC, ROOT-SW

The Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros begin a three-game series Monday night.

The Kansas City Royals look to stay hot after winning four straight games. The Royals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Royals have won 19 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 85 hits and 31 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales have combined for 88 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won seven of their last eight road games. Joe Blanton takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.73 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Blanton is 3-2 with a 3.29 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

Astros vs. Royals - 6/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Astros have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Astros have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 82 hits and 30 RBI while Evan Gattis and George Springer have combined for 74 RBI. The Houston Astros have won five of their last seven home games. Lance McCullers gets the ball, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.33 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. This will be McCullers first career game against the Royals.

The Royals are 23-7 in their last 30 vs. American League West and 41-18 in their last 59 during game 1 of a series. The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League Central. The Royals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Houston. 

Hard to bet against the Royals right now, especially when they're getting plus money. The Royals are hot and are even hotter on the road. Toss up game, I'm taking the side where the value is at. 

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Kansas City Royals +119

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