Friday's contest features the Houston Astros (83-64) and the Kansas City Royals (46-101) matching up at Kauffman Stadium in what is expected to be a close matchup, with a projected 6-4 win for the Astros according to our computer prediction. First pitch is at 8:10 PM ET on September 15.

The probable pitchers are Cristian Javier (9-3) for the Astros and Zack Greinke (1-15) for the Royals.

Astros vs. Royals Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 8:10 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 6, Royals 5.

Total Prediction for Astros vs. Royals

  • Total Prediction: Under 10.5 runs

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Astros Performance Insights

  • The Astros have played as the favorite in seven of their past 10 games and have gone 3-4 in those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, Houston and its opponents are 6-4-0 in its last 10 games with a total.
  • In their last two games with a spread, the Astros failed to cover each time.
  • The Astros have been favorites in 102 games this season and won 57 (55.9%) of those contests.
  • Houston is 14-7 this season when entering a game favored by -200 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Astros, based on the moneyline, is 66.7%.
  • Houston has scored the fifth-most runs in the majors this season with 758.
  • The Astros have the ninth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.97).

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Astros Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 9 Padres W 7-5 Cristian Javier vs Seth Lugo
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 - 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