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Ian Kennedy Royals at Home vs New York Yankees in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Kansas City Royals get a visit from the New York Yankees in MLB baseball betting action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Kansas City Royals, Ian Kennedy gets the ball, charged with keeping the New York Yankees hitters off the base paths. He'll face Luis Cessa, 4-0 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -147 at BetOnline for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 7.4-3.1 result in favor of the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 69-63 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 68-63 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs New York injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 4 (New York Yankees) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 26-rated offense, averaging 4.03 runs per game, against a New York Yankees defense that ranks No. 14 at 4.37 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 8.95 hits per game so far, more than New York Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8.63 hits per game).

New York brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 8-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York won a close affair on Tuesday in their last outing, defeating Kansas City 5-4 in extra innings at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Baltimore, Friday, September 2nd
Kansas City home to Detroit, Friday, September 2nd