Astros vs Royals Prediction - MLB Picks 9/15/23

Kansas City Royals (46-101) vs Houston Astros (83-64)

Game Info: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Zack Greinke (1-15) (5.47) vs Cristian Javier (9-3) (4.78)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +178 / Houston Astros -213 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Kaufmann Stadium. 

Why is Zack Greinke Still Starting?

On the mound for the Royals will be Zack Greinke and it’s probably time he hangs up the cleats and ends his career. Coming into this game with a 1-15 record and an ERA of 5.47. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays he went 3.2 innings giving up six hits and four runs. The Royals are averaging 4.09 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.34 runs per game. The Royals offense is ranked 26th while the pitching is ranked 28th. 

Astros Try to Hold onto AL West

The Astros are trying to hold onto the AL West and to do that, this is a series they need to find success in. On Wednesday, the Astros faced off against the Oakland Athletics and they were able to secure the 6-2 victory. Yordan Alvarez hit a home run and drove in three runs. The Astros are averaging 5.16 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.33 runs per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league while the pitching is ranked 11th. On the mound for the Astros will be Cristian Javier who sits with a 9-3 record and an ERA of 4.78. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Astros might win this game by ten runs Zack Greinke shouldn’t be starting for the Royals and the Astros bats are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Royals are going to really struggle to get the offense going against the Javier. Javier will only give up a run or two, and that is going to be the difference here as this is a blowout victory by the Astros. Back the Astros -3.5 runs. 

Shane’s Pick Astros -3.5

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