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AJ Burnett, Felipe Paulino take mound in Royals vs Yankees tilt

New York YankeesKansas City Royals
Aug 15, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Odds

72-46TEAM RECORD50-71

The visiting Yankees hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

For the Royals, Felipe Paulino gets the ball, charged with keeping the Yankees hitters off the base paths. He'll face AJ Burnett, 8-9 on the year.

View NY Yankees vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Kansas City sat as +135 underdogs. The total was set at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Yankees taking on the American League's No. 9-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Yankees rank No. 5 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

The Royals were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -155 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Royals endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Sunday, with Jeff Francis throwing 3 2/3 innings of 10-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Yankees at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 11 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
NY Yankees are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games

Next up:
NY Yankees at Kansas City, Tuesday, August 16

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