Royals vs. Yankees Prediction
The Kansas City Royals have given the New York Yankees all they can handle this weekend. Will the Royals pull off another upset today at 1:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, July 29, 2018
1:05PM 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 -360 to win. The Royals are getting a money line of +280 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game has 62 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 split doubleheader
The Royals split a doubleheader with New York on Saturday, winning the opener 10-5 before losing Game 2, 5-4. The Royals are 32-72 overall and 17-35 on the road. Kansas City is putting up 3.60 runs per game this year while allowing 5.53 per contest.
Burch Smith will get the start for the Yankees this afternoon. He is making his fourth start of the season today, but has appeared in a total of 27 games. Smith has a 1-1 record with a 5.58 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. Smith has 51 strikeouts and 24 walks over 50.0 innings of work.
Yankees struggling with KC
While the Yankees have won two of three in this series, they have been heavily favored in all three games and not winning with much ease. New York is now 66-37 overall and 36-15 at home. The Yankees are scoring 5.19 runs per game this season while allowing 3.83 per contest.
J.A. Happ gets the start for the Yankees today as he makes his debut for the team. He has started 20 games for the Blue Jays this season and has a 10-6 record with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. Happ has recorded 130 strikeouts and 35 walks over 114.0 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals have lost seven of their last 8 Sunday games and they have also lost six straight against a left-handed starter.
The Yankees have won 23 of their last 30 against AL Central opponents and 55 of their last 73 at home games.
The Royals have made this a competitive series, but I have to believe that the Yankees are going to show their true form today. Happ should be excited about debuting for the team and having a powerful lineup behind him. The Royals don’t have much on the mound as Smith is another converted reliever to starter. I think New York should pull away eventually.
The Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (-175)