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Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals odds, tips and betting trends | June 3

At Kauffman Stadium on Friday, the Houston Astros (33-18) begin a three-game series versus the Kansas City Royals (16-33), at 8:10 PM ET.

As the favorite, the Astros (-135 moneyline odds to win) take the field at the Royals (+115). The Astros will start Jose Urquidy (4-2) against the Royals and Brady Singer (2-0).

The Astros were vicotrious 5-4 over the Athletics Friday in their last game. Bryan Abreu was the winning pitcher after throwing one inning without giving up a hit or an earned run while striking out one, while Yordan Alvarez finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI to lead them offensively.

Friday, the Royals fell to the Guardians 4-0. Brad Keller was the losing pitcher after he went six innings, giving up four earned runs on six hits while striking out one. Andrew Benintendi paced the Royals’ offense, going 3-for-4.

Before this Astros vs. Royals showdown, here’s everything you need to prepare for Friday’s MLB action.

Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Astros (-135, bet $135 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Royals (+115, bet $100 to win $115)
  • Over/under: 8.5

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Astros Stats and Trends

Astros Betting Records

  • This season, the Astros have won 29 out of the 41 games, or 70.7%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Houston has a record of 23-8, a 74.2% win rate, when favored by -135 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Astros have a 57.4% chance to win.
  • Games involving Houston have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 13 of 51 chances this season.
  • In 51 games with a spread this season, the Astros are 25-26-0 ATS.

José Urquidy (Astros Probable Starter)

  • The Astros’ Urquidy (4-2) will make his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners, giving up five earned runs while allowing 12 hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 4.80 and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .330 in nine games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start two times in nine starts this season.
  • Urquidy has made six starts of five or more innings in nine chances this season, and averages 5.0 frames when he pitches.
  • The Royals are batting .237 this season, 16th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .361 (25th in the league) with 35 home runs.

Astros Batting Stats

  • The Astros’ 64 home runs rank fourth in Major League Baseball.
  • Fueled by 148 extra-base hits, the Astros rank 12th in MLB with a .397 slugging percentage this season.
  • Houston’s .229 batting average ranks 25th in the league this season.
  • The Astros have scored the 19th-most runs in the league this season with 206 (4.0 per game).
  • Houston has the 19th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.306).
  • The Astros rank sixth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.5 whiffs per contest.

Royals Stats and Trends

Royals Betting Records

  • The Royals have been chosen as underdogs in 46 games this year and have walked away with the win 15 times (32.6%) in those games.
  • Kansas City has a win-loss record of 9-24 when favored by +115 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 46.5% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 26 of their 53 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • In 53 games with a line this season, the Royals have a mark of 21-32-0 against the spread.

Brady Singer (Royals Probable Starter)

  • Singer (2-0) gets the starting nod for the Royals in his fourth start of the season. He’s put together a 2.49 ERA in 25 1/3 innings pitched, with 26 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday, the right-hander went 5 2/3 innings against the Minnesota Twins, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • In six games this season, the 25-year-old has an ERA of 2.49, with 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .223 against him.
  • Singer heads into this game with two quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Singer is seeking his fourth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 4.1 innings per start.
  • He will match up with an Astros team that is batting .229 as a unit (25th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .397 (12th in the league) with 64 total home runs (fourth in MLB play).

Royals Batting Stats

  • The Royals are fourth-worst in MLB play with 35 home runs.
  • So far this year, the Royals rank 25th in the league with a .361 slugging percentage.
  • Kansas City’s .237 batting average ranks 16th in MLB.
  • The Royals score the fifth-fewest runs in baseball (182 total, 3.7 per game).
  • Kansas City’s .299 on-base percentage is 22nd in the league.
  • The Royals strike out 7.7 times per game to rank fifth in the league.

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Astros vs. Royals: Live Streaming Info & Game Time

  • Game Day: Friday, June 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
  • TV Channel: AT&T Sportsnet Southwest
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch Here!)

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