Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals Matchup 9/17/23

Tucker could swipe his 30th stolen base of the season (he has 29) when the Houston Astros (85-70) meet the Kansas City Royals (53-102) on Sunday. First pitch at Minute Maid Park is scheduled for 2:10 PM ET.

Matchup

Game Spread Team Totals Over/Under Moneyline Charts
Game Hitters Rating Pitchers Rating Open Current Open Current Open Current Open Current Line Moves
Houston Astros Houston Astros Astros Conf Confirmed 0 0 -1.5 (-156) -1.5 (-156) 3.5 5.5 10 runs 9.5 runs -280 -280 line-movement
Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals Royals Conf Confirmed 0 0 +1.5 (+130) +1.5 (+130) 3.5 3.5 +230 +230

Odds Comparison

Vegas vs. Lineups.com Odds
Vegas Difference Vegas Difference
Moneyline -280 280 +230 230
Totals 5.5 5.5 3.5 3.5
Win Probability 73% 73% 30% 30%
Over/Under
Vegas Difference
Over/Under 9.5 9.5
Against the Spread(ATS) History
ATS Home Away
75-61 32-43 43-18
65-83 35-39 30-44
Over/Under History
Over/Under Home Away
77-69-3 41-33-1 36-36-2
70-73-5 39-32-3 31-41-2
Line Overall Home Away Overall Home Away
7 or less 1-2-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
8 or 8.5 53-45-0 32-23-0 21-22-0 30-29-1 12-7-0 18-22-1
9 or 9.5 17-18-2 8-9-1 9-9-1 31-35-3 20-19-2 11-16-1
10 or 10.5 6-2-1 1-0-0 5-2-1 8-8-1 6-6-1 2-2-0
11 and over 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-2-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0

Bet Splits

Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Away 45-28 61.6% 58.9 5.8
Favorite 64-49 56.6% 45.1 5.1
After Losses 36-25 59% 54.1 5.4
Record Win % Cover Spread % Avg Point Totals
Home 27-46 37% 46.6 4.7
Underdog 43-96 30.9% 45.3 4
After Win 15-31 32.6% 43.5 4.3

Scoring

Offense Scoring (Home)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
4.0 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5
4.6 0.7 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3
Defense Scoring Allowed (Away)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
4.0 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.1
3.6 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.4
Offense Scoring (Away)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
5.1 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5
5.2 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.2
Defense Scoring Allowed (Home)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
4.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.2
4.9 0.7 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.4

Houston Astros Last 6 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Team ML Opp ML Over/Under Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg
9/16/23 HOU 2 @ KC 4 -198 +166 10.5 runs 6.7 runs Cristian Javier (R) .642 .212 3.7 runs Zack Greinke (R) .974 .290
9/13/23 HOU 6 vs OAK 2 -275 +225 9 runs 6.3 runs Hunter Brown (R) .972 .281 2.6 runs Paul Blackburn (R) .253 .071
9/13/23 HOU 2 vs OAK 6 -330 +265 8.5 runs 6.2 runs Justin Verlander (R) .485 .188 2.2 runs JP Sears (L) .830 .270
9/12/23 HOU 0 vs OAK 4 -290 +235 8.5 runs 6.0 runs Framber Valdez (L) .291 .103 2.4 runs Mason Miller (R) .750 .212
9/10/23 HOU 12 vs SD 2 -188 +158 10 runs 6.2 runs J.P. France (R) .924 .314 3.7 runs Matt Waldron (R) .787 .226
9/9/23 HOU 7 vs SD 5 -120 +102 9 runs 4.7 runs Cristian Javier (R) .878 .324 4.2 runs Seth Lugo (R) .758 .250

Kansas City Royals Last 6 Matchups

Game Opponent
Date Score Team ML Opp ML Over/Under Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg Total Starting Pitcher OPS Avg
9/16/23 KC 4 vs HOU 2 +166 -198 10.5 runs 3.7 runs Zack Greinke (R) .974 .290 6.7 runs Cristian Javier (R) .642 .212
9/13/23 KC 7 @ CHW 1 +134 -158 9 runs 3.6 runs Steven Cruz (R) .750 .286 5.3 runs Mike Clevinger (R) .438 .161
9/13/23 KC 11 @ CHW 10 +107 -135 9.5 runs 4.4 runs Jordan Lyles (R) .897 .324 5.2 runs Touki Toussaint (R) .732 .270
9/12/23 KC 2 @ CHW 6 +100 -128 9.5 runs 4.6 runs Brady Singer (R) .485 .206 5.1 runs Dylan Cease (R) .733 .300
9/10/23 KC 2 @ TOR 5 +144 -172 7.5 runs 2.9 runs Cole Ragans (L) .650 .235 4.5 runs Jose Berrios (R) .688 .207
9/9/23 KC 1 @ TOR 5 +250 -310 8 runs 2.2 runs James McArthur (R) .307 .069 5.8 runs Kevin Gausman (R) .773 .250

Royals vs. Astros Odds and Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: SNSW
  • Astros Starter: Hunter Brown
  • Royals Starter: Steven Cruz
  • Moneyline Favorite: Astros -258
  • Moneyline Underdog: Royals +210
  • Over/Under: 9.5 runs

Royals vs. Astros Matchup Statistics

  • The Astros score the fifth-most runs in baseball (796 total, 5.1 per game).
  • Houston has a 73-15 record in games this season when it scored five or more runs.
  • The Royals have scored the 25th-most runs in the league this season with 645 (4.2 per game).
  • Kansas City has a 37-17 record this season when scoring five or more runs in a game.
  • The Astros' 4.01 team ERA ranks ninth across all MLB pitching staffs.
  • Houston's pitching staff ranks eighth in MLB with a collective 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Royals have the 28th-ranked ERA (5.16) in the majors this season.
  • Kansas City has an 8.1 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in baseball.

Royals vs. Astros Previous Meetings

Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
9/23/2023 Astros -1.5 10 -285 +230 3-2 KC
9/22/2023 Astros -1.5 8 -230 +190 7-5 KC
9/17/2023 Astros -1.5 9.5 -250 +205 7-1 HOU
9/16/2023 Astros -1.5 9.5 -148 +124 10-8 KC
9/15/2023 Astros -1.5 10.5 -192 +160 4-2 KC
7/7/2022 Astros -1.5 7.5 -325 +270 5-2 HOU
7/4/2022 Astros -1.5 9 -260 +220 7-6 HOU
7/6/2022 Astros -1.5 7.5 -285 +240 7-4 KC
7/5/2022 Astros -1.5 8.5 -255 +215 9-7 HOU
6/5/2022 Astros -1.5 9.5 -235 +190 7-4 HOU

Astros Leaders

  • Kyle Tucker has 155 hits with a .367 on-base percentage, leading the Astros in both statistics.
  • Including all qualified hitters in the majors, Tucker's batting average ranks him 17th, his on-base percentage is 15th, and he is 15th in slugging.
  • Tucker brings a two-game streak with a hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .250 with two doubles, two triples, a home run, two walks and four RBI.
  • Alex Bregman leads his team with a .367 OBP, and has a club-high .441 slugging percentage.
  • Bregman ranks 63rd in batting average, 15th in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging among all qualified batters.
  • Yordan Alvarez is hitting .290 with 22 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 66 walks.
  • Alvarez takes his two-game hit streak into this one. In his last five games he is hitting .125 with two doubles, three walks and an RBI.
  • Jose Altuve is hitting .310 with 20 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 44 walks.

Royals Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has a slugging percentage of .492 and has 170 hits, both tops in the lineup for the Royals.
  • Witt is 33rd in MLB with a .276 batting average, his .317 OBP ranks 95th, and he sits at No. 24 in MLB play with a .492 slugging percentage.
  • MJ Melendez is batting .233 with 28 doubles, five triples, 15 home runs and 59 walks.
  • Melendez's .233 average ranks 118th in MLB among qualified hitters, while his OBP (.312) sits at No. 107 in the league. He ranks 110th with a .392 slugging percentage.
  • Maikel Garcia has put up an on-base percentage of .325, a team-best for the Royals.
  • Edward Olivares is batting .266 with 22 doubles, four triples, 10 home runs and 22 walks.

Royals vs. Astros Injury Report

  • Astros: Luis Garcia: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60-Day Injured List (Forearm), Michael Brantley: Day-to-day (Soreness)
  • Royals: Brady Singer: 15-Day Injured List (Back), Brad Keller: 15-Day Injured List (Neck), John McMillon: 15-Day Injured List (Forearm), Daniel Lynch: 60-Day Injured List (Shouder), Josh Taylor: 60-Day Injured List (Back), Vinnie Pasquantino: 60-Day Injured List (Shoulder), Freddy Fermin: 60-Day Injured List (Finger), Josh Staumont: 60-Day Injured List (Neck), Kris Bubic: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow), Austin Cox: 60-Day Injured List (Knee), Jake Brentz: 60-Day Injured List (Elbow), Salvador Pérez: 7-Day Injured List (Head)