The first week of the 2009 MLB Season rolls on Saturday night as the New York Yankees continue their road trip, taking on the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of their series. Let’s take a look at the odds, the pitching matchup, trends and hand out a free pick for tonight’s game.

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First Pitch: 7:10PM ET

Pitching Matchup: CC Sabathia (New York) vs. Ramirez Horacio (Kansas City)

Odds: Online sports book SBG Global has made the Yankees a –185 moneyline favorite, while making the Royals a +175 underdog.

Public Betting Trends:

Games over the last 3 seasons

NY YANKEES is 14-6 (+3.1 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons 

12 of 19 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.8 Units)

Games this season

There were no past matchups in this series during this time period

All games at KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons

NY YANKEES is 7-3 (+2.9 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons 

7 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.5 Units)

Games played at KANSAS CITY this season.

There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Key Player Injuires:

NY YANKEES

[3B] 04/04/2009 - Alex Rodriguez 15-day DL (3/27) ( Hip ) 

[P] 04/07/2009 - Sergio Mitre 50-game suspension (4/5) ( Suspension ) 

[OF] 04/10/2009 - Xavier Nady is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Kansas City Royals ( Rest ) 

KANSAS CITY

No significant injuries.

Free Pick:

Our free pick for tonight’s game is New York -185.

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Posted: 4/11/09 10:00AM ET

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