MLB Matchups  >>  Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 05/26/2014

 
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A winning streak will be on the line for the Houston Astros on Monday when they battle the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Scott Feldman in this game. Feldman has a 2-2 record and a 3.02 ERA this season.

The Royals will counter Feldman with Yordano Ventura. Right hander Ventura has a 2.80 ERA to go along with a 2-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 167-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Angels on May 25. Bettors who backed the Angels at -151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Astros at +125 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Houston:
Team record: 19-32
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City:
Team record: 24-25
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games at home
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Houston
Next up:
Houston at Kansas City Tuesday, May 27