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New York Yankees Home to the Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Action

The New York Yankees look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Kansas City Royals arrive at Yankee Stadium on Thursday.

Miguel Almonte gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Kansas City Royals on Thursday; he's 0-0 on the season. The New York Yankees, meanwhile, will counter with Masahiro Tanaka, who will be looking to improve on his 5-3 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as 166 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.3-3.0 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

The New York Yankees bring a 27-17 record to the battle against the 19-27 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Kansas City injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Yankees rated this week at No. 5 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Yankees No. 2 ranked offense (5.48 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 at 4.33 runs allowed per game. The New York Yankees have been averaging 9.43 hits per game, more than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (7.54 hits on average).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.09 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 6 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the New York staff and losing 3-0 to the Yankees on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Friday, May 26th
New York home to Oakland, Friday, May 26th