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Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Preview

New York YankeesKansas City Royals
Aug 16, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Odds

73-46TEAM RECORD50-72

The visiting Yankees hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

The match puts starter Ivan Nova for the Yankees on the hill facing Danny Duffy for the Royals. Nova brings a 11-3 mark to the game, while Duffy is 3-6 to date on the season.

View NY Yankees vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this one will find them as +145 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Yankees taking on the American League's No. 9-rated Royals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for New York, they were a 7-4 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -152 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Yankees enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Royals on Monday, with A.J. Burnett throwing 5 2/3 innings of 10-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Yankees at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 12 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 6-13 SU in their last 19 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Kansas City is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
NY Yankees at Kansas City, Wednesday, August 17