On Friday, September 22 at 8:10 PM ET, the Houston Astros (85-68) host the Kansas City Royals (51-102) at Minute Maid Park in the series opener. Framber Valdez will get the ball for the Astros, while Cole Ragans will take the mound for the Royals.

The Royals are +180 moneyline underdogs in this matchup against the Astros (-225). The over/under is 8.5 runs for this matchup (with -105 odds on the over and -115 odds on the under).

Royals vs. Astros Time and TV Channel

  • Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Venue: Minute Maid Park
  • Probable Pitchers: Valdez - HOU (12-10, 3.20 ERA) vs Ragans - KC (6-4, 3.44 ERA)

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Royals vs. Astros Betting Odds, Run Line and Total

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Astros Moneyline Royals Moneyline Run Line Total
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Royals vs. Astros Betting Trends and Insights

  • The Astros have been favorites in 107 games this season and won 58 (54.2%) of those contests.
  • The Astros have a 14-5 record (winning 73.7% of their games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -225 or shorter.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Houston has a 69.2% chance to win.
  • The Astros were the moneyline favorite for nine of their last 10 games, and finished 3-6 in those matchups.
  • In its last 10 outings (all had set totals), Houston combined with its opponents to go over the run total four times.
  • The Royals have been victorious in 43, or 32.8%, of the 131 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, the Royals have come away with a win seven times in 27 chances when named as an underdog of at least +180 or longer on the moneyline.
  • In 10 games over the last 10 matchups when set as underdogs by oddsmakers, the Royals had a record of 6-4.
  • In the last 10 games with a total, Kansas City and its opponents are 3-7-0 when it comes to hitting the over.

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