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New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The New York Yankees host Kansas City on Thursday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 13-19 mark against the 16-17 Royals in MLB betting odds action at Yankee Stadium.

New York hands the ball to starter Nathan Eovaldi in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-2 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Ian Kennedy, who will try to quiet the fans and the Yankees bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as 115 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-4.2 victory for the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees sport a record of 13-19 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 16-17 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 24 (New York Yankees) and the No. 26 (Kansas City Royals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Yankees No. 23 ranked offense (3.75 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 4.06 runs allowed per game. The New York Yankees have been averaging 7.81 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (8.55 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 4.32 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over New York on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Y Ventura.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Atlanta, Friday, May 13th
New York home to Chicago, Friday, May 13th