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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees

The Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Yankee Stadium.

The Royals will trot Jeremy Guthrie out to the mound in this one. Righthander Guthrie has a 7-6 record and a 4.29 ERA this season.

The Yankees will counter Guthrie with Philip Hughes. Righthander Hughes has a 4.55 ERA to go along with a 4-7 record this season.

The Royals were a 10-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors.

New York lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Orioles on July 7. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Kansas City: 41-44 SU
New York: 48-40 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

New York most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Kansas City
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees's last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games at home

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Kansas City, Tuesday, July 9