Astros vs. Royals - 6/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (44-28) at Houston Astros (44-34)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
D Duffy (2-3) (5.44) vs. D Keuchel (9-3) (2.17)
The Line: Houston Astros -147 / Kansas City Royals +137 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, ROOT-SW
The Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Royals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight 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 nine road games. Danny Duffy gets the nod, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.44 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 1-1 with a 7.50 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 15 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 83 hits and 31 RBI while Evan Gattis and George Springer have combined for 74 RBI. The Houston Astros have won six of their last eight home games. Dallas Keuchel takes the hill, and he’s 9-3 with a 2.17 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 24-8 in their last 32 vs. American League West and 5-2 in Duffys last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Astros are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 16-5 in Keuchels last 21 starts. The Royals are 4-2 in the last 6 meetings in Houston.
Keuchel has been pretty much automatic all season long. Really hard to bet against him on the hill, and the Astros have played fairly well at home. I like Houston to get another one.