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Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The New York Yankees host Kansas City on Monday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 25-16 mark against the 18-25 Royals in MLB betting odds action at Yankee Stadium.

The match puts starter Jason Vargas for the Kansas City Royals on the hill facing Michael Pineda for the New York Yankees. Vargas brings a 5-2 mark to the game, while Pineda is 4-2 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as 163 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.1-3.6 win 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

New York (25-16) will face the 18-25 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the New York Yankees, most recently No. 5 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.61 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 7.67 hits per game, good for No. 28 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 27-rated road mark, allowing 5.4 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 8-4 on Sunday behind a start from Adalberto Mejia at Target Field.

The Yankees struck out early and often against C Archer in their last game, but still managed to come out ahead on the scoreboard, striking out 12 times in a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Yankees's last 21 games
  • NY Yankees is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Yankees's last 11 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at New York, Tuesday, May 23rd