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Hiroki Kuroda vs Felipe Paulino matchup featured in MLB action

New York YankeesKansas City Royals
May 5, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD8-17

Kansas City will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the New York Yankees pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Yankees on this day; he's 2-3 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Felipe Paulino, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View NY Yankees vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Royals in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +140 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Royals) and the No. 2 (Yankees) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Yankees average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

In their last action, New York was a 6-2 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on New York at -160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Yankees enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Royals on Friday, with C.C. Sabathia throwing 8 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Yankees at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Yankees' last 16 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
NY Yankees are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 9 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City's last 16 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
Kansas City is 8-15 SU in their last 23 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Kansas City, Sunday, May 6

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