Saturday's contest at Kauffman Stadium has the Houston Astros (83-65) squaring off against the Kansas City Royals (47-101) at 7:10 PM ET (on September 16). Our computer prediction projects a close 5-3 win for the Astros, so it should be a tight matchup.

The Astros will look to J.P. France (11-5) versus the Royals and Cole Ragans (6-4).

Royals vs. Astros Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 7:10 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 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

  • In seven games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Royals have a record of 2-5.
  • When it comes to the total, Kansas City and its foes are 2-5-3 in its last 10 contests.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the spread in any of their previous 10 contests (one of those games had a spread).
  • The Royals have been underdogs in 126 games this season and have come away with the win 39 times (31%) in those contests.
  • Kansas City has a win-loss record of 26-63 when favored by +125 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The Royals have an implied victory probability of 44.4% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • The offense for Kansas City is the No. 25 offense in the majors, scoring 4.1 runs per game (605 total runs).
  • Royals pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.15 ERA this year, which ranks 28th in MLB.

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Royals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
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 W 4-2 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
September 22 @ Astros - Cole Ragans vs J.P. France