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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 Thursday when they meet at Yankee Stadium.

The Royals will give the ball to starter Ervin Santana in this one. Righthander Santana is 5-5 this season with a 2.90 ERA.

Starting this game for the Yankees will be Andy Pettitte. The lefthander has a 4.37 ERA to go along with a 6-6 record this season.

The Royals were an 8-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Kansas City: 43-45 SU
New York: 49-42 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
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 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games at home
NY Yankees are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Friday, July 12
NY Yankees home to Minnesota, Friday, July 12