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Kansas City RoyalsNew York Yankees
May 21, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Yankee Stadium on Monday as host New York battles the Kansas City Royals in baseball odds action.

Hiroki Kuroda gets the call for the New York Yankees and he will try to build on a 3-5 mark. In the other dugout, Felipe Paulino brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the Yankees bats.

View Kansas City vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, New York sat as -175 favorites. The total was set at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 9-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Yankees in this contest.

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

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Kansas City was a 2-0 loser in its last match at home against the Diamondbacks. They lost as +104 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Wade Miley in a losing cause, 2-0, against Arizona on Sunday.

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +172 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Yankees endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Reds on Sunday, with C.C. Sabathia throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

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

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Royals at Yankees trends to consider:
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 NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 7-15 SU in their last 22 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Kansas City
NY Yankees are 15-7 SU in their last 22 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at NY Yankees, Tuesday, May 22

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