Friday's game between the Houston Astros (83-64) and the Kansas City Royals (46-101) at Kauffman Stadium has a good chance to be a competitive matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 6-4, with the Astros coming out on top. Game time is at 8:10 PM ET on September 15.

The probable starters are Cristian Javier (9-3) for the Astros and Zack Greinke (1-15) for the Royals.

Royals vs. Astros Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 8:10 PM ET
  • Where: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
  • How to Watch on TV: BSKC
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Royals vs. Astros Score Prediction

Our pick for this contest is Astros 6, Royals 5.

Total Prediction for Royals vs. Astros

  • Total Prediction: Under 10.5 runs

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Royals Performance Insights

  • In seven games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Royals have posted a mark of 1-6.
  • When it comes to the total, Kansas City and its foes are 3-4-3 in its last 10 contests.
  • The Royals have fallen short of covering the spread in the one of their past 10 matchups that had a set runline.
  • The Royals have been underdogs in 125 games this season and have come away with the win 38 times (30.4%) in those contests.
  • Kansas City has a win-loss record of 10-34 when favored by +165 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 37.7% chance of walking away with the win.
  • The offense for Kansas City is No. 26 in baseball scoring 4.1 runs per game (601 total runs).
  • Royals pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.17 ERA this year, which ranks 28th in MLB.

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Royals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 9 @ Blue Jays L 5-1 James McArthur vs Kevin Gausman
September 10 @ Blue Jays L 5-2 Cole Ragans vs José Berríos
September 12 @ White Sox L 6-2 Brady Singer vs Dylan Cease
September 12 @ White Sox W 11-10 Jordan Lyles vs Touki Toussaint
September 13 @ White Sox W 7-1 Steven Cruz vs Mike Clevinger
September 15 Astros - Zack Greinke vs Cristian Javier
September 16 Astros - Cole Ragans vs J.P. France
September 17 Astros - Jordan Lyles vs Framber Valdez
September 18 Guardians - Brady Singer vs Cal Quantrill
September 19 Guardians - TBA vs Logan Allen
September 20 Guardians - Zack Greinke vs Lucas Giolito