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New York Yankees take on Royals in baseball test

New York YankeesKansas City Royals
May 6, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD9-17

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting New York duelling Kansas City on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

The match puts starter Philip Hughes for the Yankees on the hill facing Luke Hochevar for the Royals. Hughes brings a 1-4 mark to the game, while Hochevar is 2-2 to date on the season.

View NY Yankees vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Kansas City sat as +115 underdogs. The total was set at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Yankees taking on the American League's No. 13-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 10 ranked American League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, less than the Yankees have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 11-rated defense.

The Yankees were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +128 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 5-1 on Saturday behind a start from Felipe Paulino at Kauffman Stadium.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, May 8
Kansas City home to Boston, Monday, May 7

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