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Matchup Reports

Friday at 8:15 PM
HOUSTON (45-25) AT KANSAS CITY (22-46) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
919: HOUSTON
920: KANSAS CITY
8.5
+203
45-25
22-46
31-35-4
25-39-4
5.1 / 3.1
3.7 / 5.5
(R) C MORTON
(R) J JUNIS
7-1
5-6
2.82
4.05
1.12
1.19
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 66.0 °
Humidity: 26   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 28.8 MPH (14 gusting to 25
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
HOUSTONMORTON-248
KANSAS CITYJUNIS +248 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
HOUSTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games45-25+4.4241-171+11.51767-1768-115.931-35193-1961661-1733
when the total is 9 to 9.510-3+5.478-52+0.9498-514-74.75-766-55479-475
as a road favorite of -175 or more13-2+9.116-8-0.142-27-12.29-515-839-26
in road games26-11+11.2123-85+23.3810-962-81.418-16112-84869-839
on the road when the total is 9 to 9.57-2+444-26+9.2240-275-26.64-545-21262-229
in June games9-3+443-22+12.1287-290-17.910-233-30278-278
when playing on Friday7-4-1.242-24+7269-294-52.24-632-30247-291
in night games30-19-1162-123-6.21229-1217-62.720-26125-1441174-1180
against right-handed starters29-15+5.4172-107+30.61298-1291-64.119-22126-1361232-1260
after a win30-14+6.2139-101+1.7908-854-4321-21115-110843-853
after 3 or more consecutive wins12-7-0.347-35-0.7269-227+4.911-744-33244-237
when playing against a team with a losing record17-6+3.9110-67+4.3904-758-18.39-1388-81786-815

KANSAS CITY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games22-46-17183-209-121560-1938-114.225-39177-1971641-1686
when the total is 9 to 9.58-23-1565-80-12.7554-774-102.510-1865-71619-628
as a home underdog of +175 or more0-1-10-3-323-61-15.71-03-051-32
in home games10-23-13.8100-95+0.6821-924-107.712-1989-100850-815
at home when the total is 9 to 9.57-18-11.636-49-15.2291-417-118.37-1636-45346-324
in June games2-10-7.232-33+4.6280-293+36.53-832-29251-286
when playing on Friday4-7-1.429-34-0.8239-320-35.45-626-34264-269
when playing with a day off3-6-219-27-6.7187-218-3.92-723-23202-181
in night games12-27-11124-145-14.81061-1321-9817-19124-1321095-1171
against right-handed starters12-34-18.4134-152-10.81125-1357-41.917-25124-1451181-1174
after getting shut out2-1+2.417-12+8.189-100+140-213-1580-97
after a loss16-30-7.390-115-13.5834-1081-69.316-2790-107878-934
after 3 or more consecutive losses6-13-5.425-40-13.4243-365-55.16-1225-38270-303
when playing against a team with a winning record7-21-9.489-108-2.2762-1030-14.311-1583-105818-889
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/1/2018COLE(R)BOSTONSALE(L)7-3W-1206.5 ovO1270760
6/2/2018VERLANDER(R)BOSTONPRICE(L)4-5L-2007.5 unO650550
6/3/2018MORTON(R)BOSTONPORCELLO(R)3-9L-1807.5 evO5901552
6/5/2018KEUCHEL(L)SEATTLEPAXTON(L)1-7L-1257.5 evO961820
6/6/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)SEATTLELEBLANC(L)7-5W-1908.5 evO13711180
6/7/2018COLE(R)@ TEXASHAMELS(L)5-2W-1659 ovU940881
6/8/2018VERLANDER(R)@ TEXASFISTER(R)7-3W-1909 ovO1040550
6/9/2018MORTON(R)@ TEXASMINOR(L)4-3W-1709.5 evU9415170
6/10/2018KEUCHEL(L)@ TEXASMOORE(L)8-7W-18510.5 unO126116101
6/12/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)@ OAKLANDMENGDEN(R)6-3W-1408.5 unO1291790
6/13/2018COLE(R)@ OAKLANDBLACKBURN(R)13-5W-1907.5 ovO1481740
6/14/2018VERLANDER(R)@ OAKLANDMONTAS(R)7-3W-1907.5 evO1380532
6/15/2018MORTON(R)@ KANSAS CITYJUNIS(R) 
6/16/2018KEUCHEL(L)@ KANSAS CITYDUFFY(L) 
6/17/2018MCCULLERS JR.(R)@ KANSAS CITYKELLER(R) 
6/18/2018COLE(R)TAMPA BAY  
6/19/2018VERLANDER(R)TAMPA BAYSNELL(L) 
6/20/2018MORTON(R)TAMPA BAYEOVALDI(R) 
6/22/2018 KANSAS CITY  

KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/1/2018KENNEDY(R)OAKLANDMONTAS(R)0-16L+1159.5 unO8701640
6/2/2018HAMMEL(R)OAKLANDCAHILL(R)5-4W+1409 unP850980
6/3/2018JUNIS(R)OAKLANDGOSSETT(R)1-5L-1109 ovU341860
6/4/2018DUFFY(L)@ LA ANGELSTROPEANO(R)6-9L1708.5 ovO12811480
6/5/2018KELLER(R)@ LA ANGELSHEANEY(L)0-1L1758 unU130750
6/6/2018KENNEDY(R)@ LA ANGELSOHTANI(R)3-4L2107.5 ovU88010100
6/7/2018HAMMEL(R)@ OAKLANDBLACKBURN(R)1-4L1458.5 ovU420950
6/8/2018JUNIS(R)@ OAKLANDMONTAS(R)2-7L1357.5 evO7711151
6/9/2018DUFFY(L)@ OAKLANDBASSITT(R)2-0W1558.5 ovU450471
6/10/2018KELLER(R)@ OAKLANDMANAEA(L)2-3L1558 ovU761782
6/12/2018KENNEDY(R)CINCINNATIROMANO(R)1-5L-1059.5 ovU451881
6/13/2018HAMMEL(R)CINCINNATIMAHLE(R)0-7L+1159.5 unU563940
6/15/2018JUNIS(R)HOUSTONMORTON(R) 
6/16/2018DUFFY(L)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L) 
6/17/2018KELLER(R)HOUSTONMCCULLERS JR.(R) 
6/18/2018KENNEDY(R)TEXASCOLON(R) 
6/19/2018HAMMEL(R)TEXASHAMELS(L) 
6/20/2018JUNIS(R)TEXASMENDEZ(L) 
6/22/2018 @ HOUSTON  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games45-25+4.431-355.10.2630.3310.4210.7513.10.2110.2670.3440.611
Road Games26-11+11.218-166.00.2810.3460.4510.7972.90.2100.2750.3270.602
vs Right-handed Starters29-15+5.419-225.30.2600.3270.4220.7493.00.2080.2660.3340.600
Past 7 Games7-0+75-27.10.3120.3810.5490.9303.70.2250.2910.3390.630
Grass Games45-25+4.431-355.10.2630.3310.4210.7513.10.2110.2670.3440.611
Night Games30-19-120-264.80.2650.3350.4080.7433.00.2080.2670.3420.609
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.10.2630.3317023976311199800.4213452415653247078224527
Road Games6.00.2810.346371340376816450.4512141353001525946112511
Righty Starters5.30.2600.327441511393795520.4222231503561829546142714
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.911.0891926462160184922610-1017965.4%
Road Games2.420.9711042928737281234-48372.7%

KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games22-46-1725-393.70.2440.2990.3690.6685.50.2770.3370.4490.786
Home Games10-23-13.812-193.50.2430.3020.3660.6685.60.2810.3380.4520.790
vs Right-handed Starters12-34-18.417-253.60.2440.2960.3660.6625.90.2830.3460.4660.812
Past 7 Games1-6-4.51-61.60.1720.2170.2730.4904.30.2480.3070.4060.713
Grass Games22-43-1423-393.70.2430.2980.3640.6625.30.2740.3330.4450.777
Night Games12-27-1117-194.10.2530.3120.3820.6945.60.2780.3340.4530.787
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.70.2440.2996823335701057570.3692371824792546575295421
Home Games3.50.2430.302331110270575230.36610794222142303710299
Righty Starters3.60.2440.296461592388735370.3661561193201532050173616
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games5.631.489223.7153140242379117610-14161159.3%
Home Games5.991.509118.782791312048896-67558.3%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
CHARLIE MORTON recent results and season statistics
CHARLIE MORTON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.821.1227-11376.75.92624571129968-5-0.26-7
Road Starts2.931.2292-0527.75.510920314303-2+0.53-2
Last 3 Starts6.001.7330-13155.011101848211-2-22-1
CHARLIE MORTON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/9/2018at TEXAS4-3-1709.5Win,Under 3.7211064MINOR(L)
6/3/2018BOSTON3-9-1807.5Loss,OverL5.3669217PORCELLO(R)
5/29/2018at NY YANKEES5-6-1259Loss,Over 63382110SABATHIA(L)

JAKE JUNIS recent results and season statistics
JAKE JUNIS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.051.1875-613806.23636761519767-6+35-7
Home Starts4.191.2333-47436.12020411012423-4-1.23-3
Last 3 Starts5.791.5010-3318.76.212122246210-3-3.22-1
JAKE JUNIS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/8/2018at OAKLAND2-7+1357.5Loss,OverL5.36610315MONTAS(R)
6/3/2018OAKLAND1-5-1109Loss,UnderL7.3336019GOSSETT(R)
5/28/2018MINNESOTA5-8-1109Loss,OverL6336147LYNN(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
KANSAS CITY is 8-6 (+4.4 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
8 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.8 Units)
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
KANSAS CITY is 3-4 (-0.2 Units) against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.9 Units)
Games played at KANSAS CITY this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
CHARLIE MORTON vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
MORTON is 0-2 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 6.17 and a WHIP of 1.285.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.1 units)
CHARLIE MORTON recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/22/2015at KANSAS CITY1-5+1157.5Loss,UnderL6.7557214VOLQUEZ(R)
6/28/2009KANSAS CITY2-3+1457.5Loss,UnderL5337103GREINKE(R)

JAKE JUNIS vs. HOUSTON since 1997
JUNIS is 0-0 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 17.17 and a WHIP of 3.270.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)
JAKE JUNIS recent starts vs. HOUSTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/6/2017HOUSTON9-7+1259.5Win,Over 3.7779131PAULINO(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 51.6% of the time since 1997. (1517-1425, -103.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in HOUSTON games 53.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (196-171, -0.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 50.6% of the time since 1997. (1422-1388, -150.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 55.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (193-152, +16.5 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 52% of the time since 1997. (1277-1181, -69.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in HOUSTON games 52.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (188-172, -5.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.3% of the time since 1997. (1243-1179, -104.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 48.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (169-177, -33.4 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
HOUSTON
[P] 06/11/2018 - Joe Smith 10-day DL (06/07) ( Elbow )
[LF] 05/21/2018 - Derek Fisher 10-day DL (05/20) ( Intestinal )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Brady Rodgers 10-day DL (03/26) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/26/2018 - James Hoyt 10-day DL (03/26) ( Oblique )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Jandel Gustave 10-day DL (03/26) ( Elbow )
KANSAS CITY
[P] 05/31/2018 - Blaine Boyer 10-day DL (05/29) ( Back )
[P] 05/27/2018 - Eric Skoglund 10-day DL (05/26) ( Arm )
[3B] 05/21/2018 - Cheslor Cuthbert 10-day DL (05/16) ( Back )
[P] 03/30/2018 - Nathan Karns 60-day DL (03/26) ( Elbow )
[CF] 03/26/2018 - Bubba Starling 10-day DL (03/26) ( Oblique )
[P] 03/26/2018 - Jesse Hahn 60-day DL (03/06) ( Elbow )
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