Yankees Lost 7 of Last 11
The Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees meet on Monday at Yankee Stadium. The teams have been moving in different trajectories lately. The Yankees have lost 7 of their last 11 games. The Royals were 10 games under .500 a couple of weeks ago. They climbed to 5 games under, but lost two of three to Minnesota over the weekend.
The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Jason Vargas in this game. Vargas has a 5-2 record and a 2.03 ERA this season. He has a chance to reclaim the lead in the ERA race Monday night. Vargas saw his ERA rise to from 1.01 to 2.03 when he allowed six runs and seven hits in four innings on Wednesday.
Starting this game for the Yankees will be Michael Pineda. The right hander has a 3.42 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season. In an 11-7 New York win on Wednesday, Pineda allowed four runs (three earned) and six hits in six innings. He is 4-1 with a 2.89 ERA in his past seven starts.
Oddsmakers opened the Yankees as -173-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total opened at 8.5.
Both Offenses are Humming
In their last action, New York was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on New York at 126 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge helped the Yankees keep their longest losing streak of the season at three games when they contributed to a 3-2 win at Tampa Bay on Sunday. Gardner hit a two-run home run in the second inning off Chris Archer, and Aaron Judge compensated for a rare 0-for-4 (four strikeouts) with a memorable catch in right field.
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 8-4 loser as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at -106 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Salvador Perez hit three homers in the Sunday doubleheader and drove in five runs. His next home run as a catcher will be No. 95. It will give him the franchise mark set by Mike Macfarlane. Eric Hosmer also homered in the second game and had multi-hit games in both ends of the doubleheader. In his past 11 road games, Hosmer is batting .408 (18-for-49).
MLB Betting Trends
|Kansas City Royals 18-25|
|Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games|
|Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|Kansas City is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games on the road|
|Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City’s last 10 games when playing NY Yankees|
|Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees|
New York Yankees 25-16
|The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Yankees’s last 21 games|
|NY Yankees is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Yankees’s last 11 games at home|
|NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City|
|The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Yankees’s last 10 games when playing Kansas City|
|NY Yankees is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City|
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Kansas City at New York Tuesday, May 23
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