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Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros Live Stream & Tips – Astros To Cover In MLB Series Opener

Last updated: 22 Sep 2023
Leigh Copson 22 Sep 2023
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  • Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros tips for Friday, September 22
  • Matchup gets underway at 01:10 BST (Saturday) at Minute Maid Park
  • Who will win the opening game of this series?
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    Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros Predictions & Tips
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Kansas City Royals at Houston Astros Predictions & Tips

Houston are tipped to win the opening game of this series.

The Astros need this win in the fight to win the division and starter Framber Valdez has not given up much recently.

  • Houston have covered -1.5 in 19 of their last 20 victories
  • Houston pitcher Framber Valdez has a 2.89 ERA in his last 7 starts
  • The Under has cashed in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
  • The 2 starting pitchers have combined 6.53 ERA this season

Head To Head

  • Kansas City Royals lead the regular season series 2-1
  • Houston Astros won 7-1 when the teams last met on September 17

Kansas City Royals Form

Kansas City’s season is effectively over, but they are finishing the regular season with a flurry.

The Royals head to Houston having won seven of their last eight games – a run that includes two wins over the Astros.

They went on a five-game losing skid in early September, but stopped the rot with 11-10 and 7-1 wins at the Chicago White Sox.

Kansas City then followed up those victories with two home upsets of Houston, beating the Astros 4-2 and 10-8.

The Royals lost the final meeting, 7-1, but rebounded immediately to sweep Cleveland with 6-4, 7-6 and 6-2 wins.

Houston Astros Form

Houston come into this series on the back of a loss, but in poor form with six defeats in their last nine games.

The Astros blew hot and cold through the first 10 days of September, going 5-4 in a nine-game spell, and since then their form has nose-dived.

They suffered back-to-back defeats in Oakland, losing 4-0 and 6-2 before avoiding a sweep with a 6-2 victory.

Houston then went out on the road and suffered 4-2 and 10-8 defeats to Kansas City, before once again avoiding a sweep with a series finale win, beating the Royals 7-1.

That trend continued for the Astros when they returned home to host Baltimore, as they responded to 8-7 and 9-5 defeats with a 2-1 win. 


Houston pitcher Framber Valdez has given up very little in recent outings, so we like the Astros to get a much-needed win here.

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