New York Yankees (28-12 ) vs Kansas City Royals (13-29)Date : 05/18/2018
Time : 8:15 PM ET
Location : Kauffman Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals
The Royals will welcome the Yankees to Kauffman Stadium as both teams will face off in a 3 game series. The Yankees are now the best team in the AL East while the Royals are 4th in the AL Central. This will be the first meeting for both teams this season.
New York Yankees's Latest Performance :
The Yankees are now the best team in the Major with a record of 28-12. The Yankees are currently on an 8 game road trip, this season the Yankees are 10-5 away from home. The Yankees are playing with a sense of urgency every time they step on the pitch because they believe that they have the talent to beat anyone in the Major with the way they are hitting the ball. The Yankees are the best batting team in the Major and they will be going against the worst pitching team in the Majors. I think by now you can probably predict what will happen when these two teams meet. The Yankees now have four players with 10 or more homers Judge 11, Gregorius 10, Sanchez 10 and Stanton 10. Any team that is matched up against this Yankees team right now will have a hard time keeping up.
Aaron Judge is having his best season yet he is just 3 homer shy to become the leader in homers this season. Playing against the Royals might bring him closer to it, I expect Judge to have a few homers in this series against the Royals. He is slashing .311/.440/.601 with 35 RBIs this season.
Giancarlo Stanton went 4-for-4 with a homer claiming his 1000th career hit. He also 10 homers on the season. Stanton now has his line up to .252/.339/.536 after struggling at the beginning of the season, I expect him to finish the season strong.
The number of batters that the Yankees have this season is truly remarkable and to be playing great all the same time is something I have never seen before, they have already shown us who is the better team by beating Red Sox in a 3 game series. No one can stop this team momentum anytime soon.
Pitching for the Yankees will be Sonny Gray. He gave up nine hits including a pair of homers while walking three. He struck out just two of the 27 batters he faced while getting seven swings and misses in his 93 pitches. His ERA now sits at a disappointing 6.39 for the year. He will get a chance to redeem himself against the Royals.
Kansas City Royals's Latest Performance :
The Royals are currently on a 4 game losing streak, as they will welcome the best team in the Major right now the Yankees. The Royals have a home record of 6-15 this season. The Royals are ranked 21st in scoring with 170 runs scored this season. The Royals are the worst team in the Major when it comes to pitching with an ERA of 5.48 when batters are batting against the Royals they average .280. Pitching is one of the most important parts of the game because the pitcher will place your team in a position to win. The Royals can’t seem to close out games this season. The starter for the Royals has been bad three starters got tagged for nine runs each in the last six days. It will be very long and frustrated series when they play the Yankees.
Whit Merrifield went 3-for-4 with a homer on Monday. The Royals have scored eight runs the last three games, five of which have been driven in by Merrifield. Then a day after he responded with two hits and three RBI. He is the only offensive player on the team that is having a real impact during this stretch. He is slashing .290/.357/.426 with 16 RBIs and 4 homers.
Jorge Soler should be back with the team after suffering a minor rib injury he is slashing .316/.419/.519 with 18 RBIs and 5 homers, with Soler back in the rotation he is able to provide the Royals with another offensive weapon.
Pitching for the Royals will be Jakob Junis. He gets the start as the Royals open a three-game series with the Yankees at Kauffman Stadium. Junis lost at Cleveland last Saturday, as he gave up six hits and four runs over 5 2/3 innings.
How New York Yankees & Kansas City Royals Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Royals are 2-11 in their last 13 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Yankees are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Against The Spread Selection: New York Yankees
My reason for the pick :
It will be a no-brainer not to choose the Yankees to win on the road in this one. The Yankees will have an opportunity to put on a batting clinic. They are going up against the worst pitching team in the league. I expect the Yankees big 4 to have their ways as the Royals pitchers won’t be able to keep up with the pace.
The Yankees to steamroll past the Royals on the road.
Betting trends for New York Yankees:
- Yankees are 7-1 in their last 8 road games.
Betting trends for Kansas City Royals:
- Royals are 6-16 in their last 22 home games.