Royals vs. Astros - 6/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (39-36) at Kansas City Royals (38-35)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 2:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
D Fister (8-3) (3.21) vs. I Kennedy (5-6) (4.19)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +110 / Houston Astros -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros look to sweep the Kansas City Royals early Sunday afternoon.
The Houston Astros look to build on their impressive seven-game winning streak. The Astros have scored 29 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Houston Astros offense has caught fire lately, and they’ve won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 102 hits, George Springer has 46 RBI and Carlos Correa has 12 home runs. Doug Fister gets the nod, and he’s 8-3 with a 3.21 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Fister is 3-7 with a 4.11 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Royals have allowed 30 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 4.07 and have lost four of their last five games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 85 hits, Alcides Escobar has 19 RBI and Salvador Perez has 12 home runs. Ian Kennedy takes the hill, and he’s 5-6 with a 4.19 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 3-0 with a 0.92 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 10-1 in Fisters last 11 starts. The Royals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Kennedys last 5 home starts. The Astros are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings.
I told you guys that the Astros have found their swagger again, and they've dropped 26 runs in their last three games. Houston is a team to watch out for moving forward. I'm going to keep backing the Astros with those hot bats.