Sunday's game between the Houston Astros (83-66) and the Kansas City Royals (48-101) at Kauffman Stadium has a good chance to be a competitive matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 6-5, with the Astros taking home the win. First pitch is at 2:10 PM ET on September 17.

The Astros will look to Framber Valdez (11-10) versus the Royals and Jordan Lyles (4-16).

Royals vs. Astros Game Info & Odds

  • When: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 2:10 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 matchup is Astros 6, Royals 5.

Total Prediction for Royals vs. Astros

  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs

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Royals Performance Insights

  • In seven games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Royals have a record of 3-4.
  • In its previous 10 matchups with a total posted by sportsbooks, Kansas City and its opponents are 3-5-2 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • The Royals have had a spread set in one of their past 10 games, and they have failed to cover the spread each time.
  • The Royals have won in 40, or 31.5%, of the 127 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • This season, Kansas City has come away with a win six times in 20 chances when named as an underdog of at least +190 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 34.5% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Kansas City scores the 25th-most runs in baseball (615 total, 4.1 per game).
  • The Royals have pitched to a 5.17 ERA this season, which ranks 28th in baseball.

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Royals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
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 W 4-2 Zack Greinke vs Cristian Javier
September 16 Astros W 10-8 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
September 22 @ Astros - Cole Ragans vs J.P. France
September 23 @ Astros - Jordan Lyles vs Framber Valdez