Whit Merrifield Props: Matchup, Trends, Best Odds vs. Astros (August 16, 2021)

Written By Staff on August 15, 2021

Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals hit the field against the Houston Astros on Monday, August 16 at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros have yet to name a starter. The Royals are +150 on the moneyline with an over/under set at 9.5 in the ballgame.

Let’s take a look at the player props bookmakers have listed for Merrifield in this matchup, plus some insights on what to expect from him compared to those props.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 15, 2021, 6:21 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

WHIT MERRIFIELD BETTING PROPS VS ASTROS

BATTER VS. PITCHER: MERRIFIELD VS. ASTROS

  • He has a .754 OPS while going 20-for-73 (.274) against Astros pitchers.

Merrifield history vs Astros (since 2015)

AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS K%
73 .274 4 1 11 .329 .754 21.5%

WHIT MERRIFIELD BATTING SPLITS 2021

  • Merrifield has an OBP of .303 against right-handers compared to his .355 OBP against southpaws. His OPS when facing righties this season is .669.
  • His .288 home batting average is 31 points higher than his .257 mark on the road.
AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS K%
vs LHP 128 .305 2 14 .355 .800 10.6%
vs RHP 331 .257 6 45 .303 .669 15.2%
Home 233 .288 39 5 31 .338 .776 13.5%
Away 226 .257 25 3 25 .299 .640 14.3%
Total 459 .272 64 8 56 .319 .709 13.9%

ROYALS VS ASTROS BETTING ODDS

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