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New York Yankees take on the Kansas City Royals with Odds and Betting Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting New York Yankees dueling the Kansas City Royals on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

The Kansas City Royals will turn to Chris Young and his 2-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the New York Yankees send Michael Pineda (5-0) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as 104 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.2-5 win for the Yankees on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 5.2-5 result in favor of the Yankees today. 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

Kansas City (22-13) will face the 21-15 Yankees in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs New York injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Royals rated this week at No. 13 and the New York Yankees sitting at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 3 ranked offense (4.94 runs per game) against a New York Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 3.81 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 10.06 hits per game, more than the New York Yankees have managed so far this season (8.53 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Tampa Bay on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ross Detwiler and the Rangers 6-3 on Thursday at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Yankees

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Kansas City, Saturday, May 16th