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Yanks vs KC: Pettitte faces Royals

Andy Petttitte looks to resume his comeback and he'll be favored as the Yankees get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Wednesday.

New York hands the ball to starter Andy Pettitte in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-1 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Luis Mendoza, who will try to quiet the fans and the Yankees bats at the same time.

View Kansas City vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Yankees were listed as -210 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark including TopBet, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 5 and the Royals sitting at No. 7.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 3 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Kansas City brings the American League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 10-ranked defense.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Yankees on May 22. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City suffered a 3-2 loss against New York on Tuesday, as Luke Hochevar wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

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

 

A few Royals at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Baltimore, Friday, May 25
NY Yankees at Oakland, Friday, May 25

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