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New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

New York Yankees

vs

Kansas City Royals
Sunday, June 08, 2014 2:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The New York Yankees will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

The match puts starter Hiroki Kuroda for the New York Yankees on the hill facing James Shields for the Kansas City Royals. Kuroda brings a 4-3 mark to the game, while Shields is 6-3 to date on the season.

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Kansas City Royals as -131 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.9-3.7 result in favor of the Royals. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City (30-32) will face the 31-30 Yankees in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs New York injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 18-rated New York Yankees in this matchup.

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How New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 24-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a New York Yankees offense rated No. 19 and scoring 4.07 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 8.68 hits per game to date this season, less than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.16 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York lost its last outing, a 8-4 result against the Royals on June 7. Bettors who backed the Royals at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 8-4 on Saturday behind a start from Danny Duffy at Kauffman Stadium.

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

NY Yankees is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of NY Yankees's last 23 games
NY Yankees is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
NY Yankees is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing NY Yankees
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Kansas City, Monday, June 9th