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MLB Odds with Pick - New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Kansas City and New York on Wednesday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Jason Vargas for the Kansas City Royals (5-1 on the year) and Michael Pineda for New York Yankees (3-2 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as 100 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.2-4.5 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

Kansas City (16-22) will face the 23-13 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 Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees odds would favor the Yankees if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 30-ranked scoring average of 3.16 runs per game, against a New York Yankees offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.78 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 7.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Yankees hitters have managed (9.69 per nine innings).

New York brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York got the job done in their last match in a 7-1 victory over Kansas City on Tuesday at Royals Stadium behind starter C Sabathia.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Kansas City, Thursday, May 18th