Saturday's contest that pits the Houston Astros (83-65) against the Kansas City Royals (47-101) at Kauffman Stadium should be a tight matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 5-3 in favor of the Astros. First pitch is at 7:10 PM ET on September 16.

The probable starters are J.P. France (11-5) for the Astros and Cole Ragans (6-4) for the Royals.

Astros vs. Royals 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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Astros vs. Royals Score Prediction

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

Total Prediction for Astros vs. Royals

  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs

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Discover More About This Game

Astros Performance Insights

  • The Astros have played as the favorite in seven of their past 10 games and have won three of those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Houston and its opponents have combined to hit the over six times.
  • The Astros have not covered in any of their last two games with a spread.
  • The Astros have entered the game as favorites 103 times this season and won 57, or 55.3%, of those games.
  • This season Houston has won 34 of its 61 games, or 55.7%, when favored by at least -150 on the moneyline.
  • The Astros have a 60% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Houston is among the highest-scoring teams in the majors, ranking fifth with 760 total runs this season.
  • The Astros have the seventh-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.96).

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Astros Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 10 Padres W 12-2 J.P. France vs Matt Waldron
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 - 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