The New York Yankees will look for a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals when the series ends at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. Pitchers have dreaded the matchups between these two squads with the OVER going 8-1 in the past nine games between the Yanks and Royals. Through the first two games of the series, the two squads have scored a combined 26 runs.
– Shark Bites
- The Yankees are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games against the Royals.
- The Royals are 19-7 SU in their last 26 games at home with Danny Duffy as the starting pitcher.
- The Yankees are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four games against teams with losing records.
Rookie Jordan Montgomery will make his seventh start of the season for the Yankees on Thursday. The lefty has been a solid, bottom of the rotation arm who continues to flash potential. Montgomery’s best attribute is his ability to limit the home run, as he has given up only three dingers in 34.1 innings of work this season.
Fellow lefty Danny Duffy will get the call for the Royals. Duffy has been largely great this season and has held opponents to two or fewer runs in six of his eight outings. It will be critical for the Bronx Bombers to get after Duffy early in the game with the lefty traditionally getting better as the game wears on.
Let’s face it: this series has been dominated by the Yankees offense. New York is batting a collective .363 and has scored 18 runs through the first two games of this set. Starlin Castro has continued his stellar play at the plate with the 2B going 5-for-9 with two doubles and three runs in the first two games of this series.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of -103 at BetOnline for Thursday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Yankees to win this game 5.7-4.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Kansas City (16-23) will face the 24-13 Yankees in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs New York injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 27 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 5 (New York Yankees) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 28 ranking for hits at 7.59 per game. By contrast, the New York Yankees are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.86 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
New York got the job done in their last match in a 11-7 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday at Royals Stadium behind starter M Pineda.
- NY Yankees is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games
- NY Yankees is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of NY Yankees’s last 17 games
- NY Yankees is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
- Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
- Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
New York at Tampa Bay, Friday, May 19th
Kansas City at Minnesota, Friday, May 19th