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CC Sabathia, Bruce Chen take mound in Royals vs Yankees tilt

New York YankeesKansas City Royals
May 4, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Odds

13-12TEAM RECORD8-16

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Kansas City and New York on Friday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter CC Sabathia for the Yankees on the hill facing Bruce Chen for the Royals. Sabathia brings a 3-0 mark to the game, while Chen is 0-3 to date on the season.

View NY Yankees vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Royals as +150 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Yankees sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 10 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 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 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 11-rated defense.

The Yankees were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +121 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Yankees endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Royals on Thursday, with David Phelps throwing 4 innings of 6-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
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 14 of NY Yankees' last 19 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kansas City's last 19 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Kansas City, Saturday, May 5