This Sunday November 11th, the CFL playoffs kickoff. The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders have earned 1st round byes while this weekend the BC Lions will face the Hamilton Ticats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to see who advances to the conference finals.
Kansas City vs Houston: Division Leaders Clash in the Lone Star State
Kansas City Royals: Show Me State Crew leads the AL Central
Proving their magical run during the 2014 MLB season wasn’t a fluke; Kansas City is sporting a solid 44-28 record. The Royals are on a 10-3 recent roll and they have a 5.5 game lead on the Minnesota Twins in the AL Central division. Promoted from the bullpen, to replace injured starters Jason Varga and Yordano Ventura, RHP Joe Blanton (2-0 ERA 1.73) will make a third straight start tonight. Blanton has been solid, as he’s allowed just two runs over eleven innings during his two starts.
Houston Astros: Surprisingly solid ‘Stros continue to lead the AL West
Though they have stumbled some, with a 13-14 June record, Houston still leads the AL West as the Astros are four games clear of the Los Angeles Angels. Houston split a four-game series with the New York Yankees on the weekend - winning two games by a 7-1 margin while losing two by a 12-8 count. Rookie RHP Lance McCullers (3-2 ERA 2.33) looks to close out a solid June as he is 2-2 and has given up just 10 earned runs over 31.1 innings pitched during five starts this month.
Houston vs Kansas City Call: Mindful that we haven’t reached the halfway point of the 2015 MLB season, there will be a playoff feel in the Texas air when these two division leaders clash tonight. Although an outright win by the Royals wouldn’t surprise us - we are taking what the bookmakers are giving us here. Back Kansas City with a 500 unit wager on the run line price posted on the betting board at the Bet365 online sportsbook. Click the odds image below to connect to Bet365!
Bet365 MLB Betting Lines - Kansas City Royals vs Houston Astros
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The Wildcard games have concluded and the 4 Divisional matchups are set. Red Sox, Yankees will have the most marquee appeal but all series are intriguing and this postseason lineup of baseball looks as good as any that can be recalled in recent memory.