Kansas City vs New York MLB Odds Analysis

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on May 11, 2016 in

The Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees will hook up on Thursday for the final game of the four game series at Yankee Stadium. The Kansas City Royals are the defending World Series Champion, but have gotten off to a slow start, at 15-17 on the season. The Royals are tied with Detroit for third place in the American League Central. The Yankees have won the first two games of this series. New York is now 13-18, but still sit in last place in the American League East. It’ll be Yordano Ventura against Michael Pineda in this game. Find the latest MLB odds here.

Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees MLB Odds Analysis

When: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Where: Yankee Stadium, NY
Radio: RRN, WADO 1280
Stream Option: MLB.tv
Pitching Matchups: Kennedy vs. Eovaldi



Why Bet the Royals

The Kansas City Royals cannot seem to get anything going in the right direction this season. At 15-17, and losers of 3 straight and 7 out of their last 10, the Royals are scratching their heads. Kansas City has allowed 21 runs in their last three games, and the pitching has become less than average. The Royals have a team earned run average of 4.03, and have just 12 quality starts on the season. Offensively, the Royals are batting .254 on the season, and rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 112 runs. Kansas City is 87 games back in the American League Central.

Why Bet the Yankees

The New York Yankees have won four out of their last five games. Joe Girardi has been on the hot seat to start the season, so the win streak is refreshing for him and all the Yankees. New York is struggling at the plate, batting just .238 on the season. New York ranks 24th in Major League Baseball in runs, with 117. The top hitters for the Yankees have been Carlos Beltran, with 6 homeruns and 14 runs batted in, along with Starlin Castro. The former Cubs shortstop is batting .297 on the season. New York’s pitchers have a team earned run average of 4.30 on the season.


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Expert Score & Prediction

Ian Kennedy will throw for the struggling Kansas City Royals, against Nathan Eovaldi of the New York Yankees. The Kansas City Royals are struggling big time. The New York Yankees are starting to play a little better baseball, but neither team has played great baseball this season. Kennedy is 4-2 on the season, with just over a 2.00 earned run average, so look for him to fare well at Yankee Stadium. The bet for this game is the Kansas City Royals -111 over the New York Yankees on Thursday night. The final score prediction for this game is the Kansas City Royals 5-3 over the New York Yankees.