Royals vs. Yankees Prediction
After a rainout on Friday night, can the Yankees turn around and win the nightcap of a doubleheader today at 7:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
931 Kansas City Royals at 932 New York Yankees
Saturday, July 28, 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 -310 to win. The Royals are getting a money line of +275 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game is currently unavailable. 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 fall in opener
The Royals dropped the opener in the series on Thursday night, 7-2 at New York. The Royals are 31-71 overall and 16-34 on the road. Kansas City is putting up 3.60 runs per game this year while allowing 5.53 per contest.
Heath Fillmyer gets the start for the Royals this evening. He has started two games this season and appeared in a total of six. He carries an 0-1 record with a 2.82 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Fillmyer has 13 strikeouts and 10 walks over 22.1 innings of work.
Yankees in a slight funk
The Yankees got the win on Thursday night, but lost power hitter Aaron Judge for multiple weeks after he suffered a chip fracture in his wrist when he was hit by a pitch. New York is now 65-36 overall and 35-14 at home. The Yankees are scoring 5.19 runs per game this season while allowing 3.83 per contest.
C.C. Sabathia gets the start for the Yankees in the nightcap. He has started 18 games this season and has a 6-4 record with a 3.34 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Sabathia has pitched 100.0 innings on the season and has 77 strikeouts with 29 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals have won four straight Game 2’s of a series but they are just 16-36 in their last 52 road games.
The Yankees have won 21 of their last 27 home games, but they have dropped their last four games after a win.
The Yankees shouldn’t have much problem in this game, as the Royals don’t have much hitting and Fillmyer doesn’t have much starting experience to work with. While he has good numbers in limited action, he is facing the best offense he has faced yet, in a short porch of New York. Look for the Yankees to cruise to a big win.
The Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (-160)