Royals vs. Yankees Prediction
Will the New York Yankees have any trouble when they host the Kansas City Royals tonight at 7:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
917 Kansas City Royals at 918 New York Yankees
Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:05PM ET – Yankee Stadium
TV: FSKC (KC); YES (NY)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are heavily favored in this game, as they are getting odds of -270 to win. The Royals are getting a money line of +230 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 79 percent going on New York at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Royals drop series to Tigers
After sweeping the Minnesota Twins, the Kansas City Royals went back to their losing ways this week by dropping two of three to the Tigers at home. The Royals are 31-70 overall and 16-33 on the road. Kansas City is putting up 3.61 runs per game this year while allowing 5.51 per contest.
Jakob Junis takes the mound for the Royals this evening. He is making his 19th start of the year tonight and has a 5-10 record with a 5.03 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. Junis has logged 105.2 innings this season and has 98 strikeouts with 30 walks.
Yankees in a slight funk
The Yankees are in somewhat of a struggle right now, as they have lost four of their last six after losing a series at Tampa Bay this week. New York is now 64-36 overall and 34-14 at home. The Yankees are scoring 5.17 runs per game this season while allowing 3.85 per contest.
Sonny Gray is on the mound for the Yankees this evening. He has started 19 games in 2018 and has a 7-7 record with a 5.34 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. Gray has pitched 96.0 innings this season and has 91 strikeouts with 42 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are just 1-7 in Junis’ last eight starts and 6-22 in their last 28 games against AL East opponents.
The Yankees have won 21 of their last 27 against the AL Central and 38 of their last 51 games following a loss.
Junis hasn’t had a lot of great starts, but he did actually earn a win over the Yankees back on May 18. I don’t expect that to happen again today. The Royals can’t hit the ball consistently and Junis is likely to give up some runs in New York today. Gray isn’t having a good year, but he has given up just two earned runs over his last 11.1 innings. Perhaps he is turning a corner.
The Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (-140)