Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros - 7/6/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros - 7/6/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros (52-27) vs Kansas City Royals (29-49)

Game Info: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Cristian Javier (6-3) (2.58) vs Brad Keller (3-9) (4.24)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -250 / Kansas City Royals +180 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at MinuteMaid Park. The Astros have won the first two games of this series, but the Royals have been competitive. 

The Royals sit with a 29-50 record overall and they have lost the first two games of this series. In the first two games of this series, the Royals scored 13 runs, but hte pitching was bad and that led to back to back losses. Overall this season the pitching has been an issue giving up 5.20 runs per game. The top offensive player for the Royals has been Bobby Witt and he has hit 12 home runs and driven in 42 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Astros who sit with a 53-27 record overall and they are clearly one of the best teams in baseball. The offense has been better as the season has gone on, but the most impressive part has been the pitching. The Astros are giving up 3.33 runs per game which is 3rd in the league. The top offensive player has been Yordan Alverez and he has hit 25 home runs and driven in 58 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Royals is Brad Keller who sits with a 3-9 record and an ERA of 4.24. In his last start against the Detroit Tigers, he went six innings, giving up five hits and zero runs. 

On the mound for the Astros is Cristian Javier who sits with a 6-3 record and an ERA of 2.58. In his last start against the Los Angeles Angels, he went seven innings, giving up one hit and one run. 

The Astros are 7-0 in their last seven games following a win. The under is 4-0-1 in Javier’s last five starts during Game 3 of a series. The under is 4-0 in Javier’s last four games on Wednesday. The under is 4-0-3 in Keller’s last seven starts during Game three of a series. 

Keller is coming off a start where he gave up zero runs, but overall he has had some issues sitting with a 3-9 record. Javier has been strong all season and in his last start he gave up only one run and he will continue to lock down the Royals here. Back the Astros to secure the win on the run line. 

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