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

The Astros will give the nod to Framber Valdez (11-10) against the Royals and Jordan Lyles (4-16).

Astros vs. Royals 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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Astros vs. Royals Score Prediction

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

Total Prediction for Astros vs. Royals

  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs

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Discover More About This Game

Astros Performance Insights

  • In eight games over the last 10 matchups when favored by oddsmakers, the Astros have a record of 3-5.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Houston and its opponents are 6-4-0 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • In their last two games with a spread, the Astros failed to cover each time.
  • The Astros have entered the game as favorites 104 times this season and won 57, or 54.8%, of those games.
  • Houston is 12-4 this season when entering a game favored by -250 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 71.4% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • Houston has scored the fifth-most runs in the majors this season with 768.
  • The Astros' 3.99 team ERA ranks ninth among all league pitching staffs.

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Astros Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 11 Athletics L 4-0 Framber Valdez vs Mason Miller
September 12 Athletics L 6-2 Justin Verlander vs JP Sears
September 13 Athletics W 6-2 Hunter Brown vs Paul Blackburn
September 15 @ Royals L 4-2 Cristian Javier vs Zack Greinke
September 16 @ Royals L 10-8 J.P. France vs Cole Ragans
September 17 @ Royals - Framber Valdez vs Jordan Lyles
September 18 Orioles - Justin Verlander vs John Means
September 19 Orioles - Hunter Brown vs Kyle Gibson
September 20 Orioles - Cristian Javier vs Kyle Bradish
September 22 Royals - J.P. France vs Cole Ragans
September 23 Royals - Framber Valdez vs Jordan Lyles