Saturday's contest that pits the Houston Astros (85-69) versus the Kansas City Royals (52-102) at Minute Maid Park has a projected final score of 5-4 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of the Astros, who is slightly favored in this matchup according to our model. First pitch is at 7:10 PM on September 23.

The Astros will give the nod to J.P. France (11-5, 3.84 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 12 on the season, and the Royals will counter with Jordan Lyles (4-17, 6.26 ERA).

Royals vs. Astros Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 7:10 PM ET
  • Where: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
  • How to Watch on TV: SportsNet SW
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Royals vs. Astros Score Prediction

Our prediction for this game is Astros 5, Royals 4.

Total Prediction for Royals vs. Astros

  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs

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Royals Performance Insights

  • The Royals have played as the underdog in 10 of their past 10 games and have gone 7-3 in those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with an over/under, Kansas City and its opponents have combined to eclipse the total four times.
  • The Royals have come up short of covering the spread in the one of their past 10 games that had a set spread.
  • The Royals have been underdogs in 132 games this season and have come away with the win 44 times (33.3%) in those contests.
  • Kansas City has a win-loss record of 2-3 when favored by +225 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 30.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Kansas City scores the 25th-most runs in baseball (642 total, 4.2 per game).
  • The Royals have the 28th-ranked ERA (5.15) in the majors this season.

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Royals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 17 Astros L 7-1 Jordan Lyles vs Framber Valdez
September 18 Guardians W 6-4 Brady Singer vs Cal Quantrill
September 19 Guardians W 7-6 Steven Cruz vs Logan Allen
September 20 Guardians W 6-2 Zack Greinke vs Lucas Giolito
September 22 @ Astros W 7-5 Cole Ragans vs Framber Valdez
September 23 @ Astros - Jordan Lyles vs J.P. France
September 24 @ Astros - Brady Singer vs Hunter Brown
September 26 @ Tigers - TBA vs Reese Olson
September 27 @ Tigers - Zack Greinke vs Tarik Skubal
September 28 @ Tigers - Cole Ragans vs Sawyer Gipson-Long
September 29 Yankees - Jordan Lyles vs Carlos Rodón