Sunday's contest between the Houston Astros (85-70) and Kansas City Royals (53-102) squaring off at Minute Maid Park has a projected final score of 5-4 (according to our computer prediction) in favor of the Astros, who is listed as a small favorite by our model. The game will begin at 2:10 PM ET on September 24.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Astros will send Hunter Brown (11-12) to the mound, while Steven Cruz will answer the bell for the Royals.

Royals vs. Astros Game Info & Odds

  • When: Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 2:10 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 pick for this contest 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 10 games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Royals have posted a mark of 8-2.
  • When it comes to the total, Kansas City and its foes are 4-6-0 in its last 10 contests.
  • The Royals' record against the spread is 1-1-0 over their previous 10 matchups (bookmakers set spreads in two of those matchups).
  • The Royals have won in 45, or 33.8%, of the 133 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • This year, Kansas City has won three of 12 games when listed as at least +200 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Royals have an implied victory probability of 33.3% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Kansas City scores the 25th-most runs in baseball (645 total, 4.2 per game).
  • The Royals have the 28th-ranked ERA (5.13) in the majors this season.

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Royals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
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 W 3-2 Jordan Lyles vs J.P. France
September 24 @ Astros - Steven Cruz 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
September 30 Yankees - TBA vs TBA