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Moneyline favors Yankees in battle with Royals

New York YankeesKansas City Royals
May 3, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday as host Kansas City battles the New York Yankees in baseball odds action.

David Phelps gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Yankees on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Danny Duffy, who will be looking to improve on his 1-2 mark.

View NY Yankees vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Yankees were listed as 125 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Royals rated this week at No. 13 and the Yankees sitting at No. 2.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9 hits per game so far, less than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 11-rated defense.

The Yankees were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +155 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Jake Arrieta shut down the Yankees in their last game, striking out 9 in a 5-0 shutout over New York in baseball action at Yankee Stadium.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +258 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Jonathan Sanchez throwing 5 innings of 1-hit ball at Comerica Park.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Yankees at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of NY Yankees' last 18 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
NY Yankees are 14-7 SU in their last 21 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 18 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games

Next up:
NY Yankees at Kansas City, Friday, May 4