Astros vs Royals Prediction, Odds & Player Prop Bets Today – MLB, Jun 5

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  • The Astros (34-19) are -225 favorites vs the Royals (17-34)
  • Astros starting pitcher: Framber Valdez (5-2), 2.57 ERA
  • Royals starting pitcher: Jonathan Heasley (0-2), 4.65 ERA
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The Houston Astros (-225) visit Kauffman Stadium to take on the Kansas City Royals (+180) on Sunday, June 5, 2022. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10pm EDT in Kansas City.

The Astros are betting favorites in this MLB matchup, with the run line sitting at -1.5 (-135).

The Astros vs Royals Over/Under is 9 total runs for the game.

So far this season, the Astros are 34-19 against the spread (ATS), while the Royals are 20-31 ATS.

Astros vs. Royals Odds, Run Line, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Astros-1.5 -135O 9 +100-225
Royals +1.5 +110U 9 -120+180

Astros vs Royals Prediction for Today’s Game

Based on recent trends the model predicts the Astros will win Sunday‘s matchup with 68.9% confidence.

This prediction factors in starting pitchers, recent team and player hitting performances, the last 5 games for both the Astros and Royals and up-to-date player injuries.


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Best Astros Player Prop Bets Today

We’ve highlighted some favorite MLB player prop bets for Astros players for Sunday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Yordan Alvarez has hit the Hits Over in his last 6 games (+6.00 Units / 51% ROI)
  • Jose Altuve has hit the Total Bases Under in 7 of his last 9 games (+4.45 Units / 36% ROI)
  • Yordan Alvarez has hit the Total Bases Over in 7 of his last 10 away games (+4.40 Units / 44% ROI)
  • Yordan Alvarez has hit the Singles Over in 6 of his last 10 games (+3.60 Units / 36% ROI)
  • Jeremy Pena has hit the Singles Under in 6 of his last 7 games (+3.60 Units / 32% ROI)

Best Royals Player Prop Best Bets Today

And here are some favorite MLB player prop bets for Royals players for Sunday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Whit Merrifield has hit the Total Bases Over in 10 of his last 14 games (+6.90 Units / 46% ROI)
  • Whit Merrifield has hit the Hits Over in his last 5 games at home (+6.80 Units / 71% ROI)
  • Whit Merrifield has hit the Runs Over in 10 of his last 14 games (+6.65 Units / 46% ROI)
  • Andrew Benintendi has hit the Runs Under in 12 of his last 16 games (+6.60 Units / 28% ROI)
  • MJ Melendez has hit the RBIs Under in his last 6 games at home (+6.00 Units / 41% ROI)
  • The Houston Astros have hit the Game Total Under in 36 of their last 51 games (+21.90 Units / 39% ROI)
  • The Houston Astros have hit the Moneyline in 27 of their last 37 games (+12.65 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Houston Astros have hit the Run Line in 19 of their last 34 games (+4.80 Units / 12% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the Game Total Over in 24 of their last 39 games (+9.45 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the Team Total Under in 5 of their last 6 games (+4.05 Units / 59% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1H Total Over in 16 of their last 29 games (+2.80 Units / 9% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1H Run Line in 4 of their last 7 games at home (+0.55 Units / 7% ROI)

Astros Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Astros have gone 26-27 against the Run Line (+0.45 Units / 0.74% ROI).

  • 34-19 when betting on the Moneyline for +8.15 Units / 10.21% ROI
  • 14-37 when betting on the total runs Over for -25.65 Units / -44.22% ROI
  • 37-14 when betting on the total runs Under for +21.9 Units / 37.28% ROI

Royals Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Astros have gone 20-31 against the Run Line (-22.55 Units / -31.52% ROI).

  • 17-34 when betting on the Moneyline for -14.45 Units / -27.09% ROI
  • 27-22 when betting on the total runs Over for +3.1 Units / 5.56% ROI
  • 22-27 when betting on the total runs Under for -7.9 Units / -13.92% ROI

Opponents have a groundball rate of 66% (120/181) against Framber Valdez this season — highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 44% — 100th Percentile.

Opponents have a groundball rate of 66% (77/117) against Framber Valdez in non-two strike counts this season — highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 43% — 100th Percentile.

Opponents have a groundball rate of 70% (117/167) against Framber Valdez in two-strike counts since the start of last season — highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 105 total IP; League Avg: 45% — 100th Percentile.

Right-handed hitters have a groundball rate of 69% (107/155) against Framber Valdez this season — highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 45% — 100th Percentile.

Jonathan Heasley: Royals Starting Pitcher Stats & Trends

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Astros Keys to the Game vs. the Royals

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Royals Keys to the Game vs. the Astros

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Astros hitters have missed on just 22% of swings since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: 26%.

Astros hitters have just 13 strikeouts in 132 PA’s (10%) against LHP over the last 14 days (9 games) — best in MLB; League Avg: 20%.

Astros hitters have an OBP of .268 (4,259 PA’s) with two-strikes since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: .243.

Astros hitters have put 40% of their swings in play with two-strikes since the start of last season — highest in MLB; League Avg: 37%.

Royals hitters have drawn 414 walks in 5,710 PA’s (7%) against RHP since the start of last season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 9%.

Royals hitters have just 419 strikeouts in 2,185 PA’s (19%) against LHP since the start of last season — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 23%.

The Royals have won just 43% of games in which they have scored three or more runs in an inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 76%.

Royals hitters have an OBP of just .300 (5,710 PA’s) against RHP since the start of last season — 4th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .314.

Astros pitchers have an ERA of 2.24 (181.0 IP) at home this season — best in MLB; League Avg: 3.83.

The Astros have allowed 2.75 runs per game (55/20) at home this season — best in MLB; League Avg: 4.27.

The average home run distance against the Astros pitchers since the start of last season is 394.2 feet — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 399.9

Astros pitchers have an ERA of 3.36 (927.0 IP) at home since the start of last season — 3rd best in MLB; League Avg: 4.02.

Royals pitchers have a strikeout rate of just 35% with two-strikes this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 42%.

Royals pitchers have won only 0% of games in which they have allowed their opponent to score in three different innings at home this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 25%.

Royals pitchers have won only 8% of games in which they have allowed their opponent to score in three different innings this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 25%.

Royals pitchers have a strikeout rate of just 17% this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

Royals vs. Astros Injuries Tonight That May Affect Prop Bets 

  • Donald Greinke (Royals): Flexor, D15
  • Amir Garrett (Royals): Undisclosed, D15
  • Gabriel Speier (Royals): Undisclosed, D15
  • Cameron Gallagher (Royals): Hamstring, D10
  • Raúl Mondesi (Royals): Knee, D60
  • Jacob Brentz (Royals): Flexor, D10
  • Tyler Zuber (Royals): Shoulder, D60
  • Edward Olivares (Royals): Quad, D10
  • Matthew Peacock (Royals): Undisclosed, D15
  • Taylor Jones (Astros): Back, D60
  • Lance McCullers Jr. (Astros): Forearm, D60
  • Blake Taylor (Astros): Elbow, D15
  • Jacob Odorizzi (Astros): Leg, D15
  • Jacob Meyers (Astros): Shoulder, D10

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