Royals vs Astros Prediction - MLB Picks 9/24/23

Houston Astros (85-69) vs Kansas City Royals (52-102)

Game Info: Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Hunter Brown (11-12) (4.87) vs () ()

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

The Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros clash Sunday in game 3 of an MLB series at Minute Maid Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Royals look to build on their 5-game winning streak. The Royals have the second-worst record in the AL. The Royals pitching staff is 28th in ERA (5.16), 23rd in WHIP (1.41) and 29th in quality starts (32). The Royals' offense is 25th in runs per game (4.16), 19th in batting average (.243) and 27th in homers (152). Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 170 hits and 93 RBI, while Salvador Perez and Maikel Garcia have combined for 251 hits and 121 RBI. Steven Cruz gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Cruz’s first career game against the Astros.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Astros need a win after losing 7 of their last 10 games. The Astros are 1.5 games back in the AL West. The Astros pitching staff is 9th in ERA (4.01), 15th in WHIP (1.28) and 8th in quality starts (67). The Astros offense is 5th in runs per game (5.14), 4th in batting average (.259) and 7th in homers (214). Alex Bregman leads the Astros with 156 hits and 96 RBI, while Kyle Tucker and Jeremy Pena have combined for 300 hits and 160 RBI. Hunter Brown gets the ball, and he is 11-12 with a 4.87 ERA and 174 strikeouts this season. This will be Brown’s first career game against the Royals.

Randy’s Pick

The Royals have decided to play spoiler out of nowhere, and I wouldn't talk you off the ledge if you're looking to go back to the well. The Astros look like trash and are watching a division title slip through their fingers. With that said, there's no what the Astros get swept at home against one of the worst teams in the league when they're trying to win a division. Right?! I don't know. I'll bank on the Astros experience to get them through a much-needed victory, and will lay the RL to shave the juice down as well.

Randy’s Pick Houston Astros -1.5

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