Saturday's contest that pits the Houston Astros (85-69) versus the Kansas City Royals (52-102) at Minute Maid Park has a projected final score of 5-4 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of the Astros, who is a slight favorite in this matchup according to our model. First pitch is at 7:10 PM on September 23.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Astros will send J.P. France (11-5) to the mound, while Jordan Lyles (4-17) will get the nod for the Royals.

Astros vs. Royals Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 7:10 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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Astros vs. Royals Score Prediction

Our prediction for this game is Astros 5, Royals 4.

Total Prediction for Astros vs. Royals

  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs

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Astros Performance Insights

  • The Astros have played as the favorite in nine of their past 10 games and won two of those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Houston and its opponents have combined to hit the over four times.
  • The Astros have one win against the spread in their last three chances.
  • The Astros have entered the game as favorites 108 times this season and won 58, or 53.7%, of those games.
  • Houston is 6-3 this season when entering a game favored by -275 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Astros, based on the moneyline, is 73.3%.
  • Houston has scored the fifth-most runs in the majors this season with 794.
  • The Astros have a 4.01 team ERA that ranks ninth among all MLB pitching staffs.

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Astros Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 17 @ Royals W 7-1 Framber Valdez vs Jordan Lyles
September 18 Orioles L 8-7 Justin Verlander vs John Means
September 19 Orioles L 9-5 Hunter Brown vs Kyle Gibson
September 20 Orioles W 2-1 Cristian Javier vs Kyle Bradish
September 22 Royals L 7-5 Framber Valdez vs Cole Ragans
September 23 Royals - J.P. France vs Jordan Lyles
September 24 Royals - Hunter Brown vs Brady Singer
September 25 @ Mariners - Justin Verlander vs Luis Castillo
September 26 @ Mariners - Cristian Javier vs George Kirby
September 27 @ Mariners - Framber Valdez vs Bryce Miller
September 29 @ Diamondbacks - J.P. France vs Zach Davies