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Moneyline Favors New York Yankees in MLB Battle with Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals


New York Yankees
Friday, September 05, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Yankee Stadium

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

The match puts starter James Shields for the Kansas City Royals on the hill facing Michael Pineda for the New York Yankees. Shields brings a 12-7 mark to the game, while Pineda is 3-3 to date on the season.

Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Kansas City Royals listed as underdogs of 101 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 4.2-3.8. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees sport a record of 72-66 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 77-61 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 17-rated New York Yankees and the league No. 12-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 19-rated offensive output, at 8.53 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 9.01 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

Kansas City brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees's No. 17-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City was a 4-1 winner in its last match at home against the Rangers. They won as -173 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Texas on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter Jason Vargas.

New York won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Red Sox on September 4. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees grabbed a win last time out, defeating Brandon Workman and the Red Sox 5-4 on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Yankees's last 16 games at home
NY Yankees is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at New York, Saturday, September 6th