New York Yankees (28-12 ) vs Kansas City Royals (13-30)Date : 05/19/2018
Time : 8:15 PM ET
Location : Kauffman Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals
The Royals will welcome back the Yankees for game 2 of the 3 game series. The Yankees are the best team in the Major while the Royals are 4th in the AL Central.
New York Yankees's Latest Performance :
The Yankees are the team to avoid at the moment, the team’s batting has been on fire lately. With four players with 10 or more home runs, this team is on the verge of creating history. The Yankees are 28-12 they have the best record in the Major. The team will be well rested as they will head to play the Royals, the Royals simply can’t catch a break. The best batting team playing the worst pitching team. The Yankees are 10-5 on the road this season they will get a chance to improve their road record as they will play the Royals in a 3 game series. The Yankees will be the team to beat when it is all set and done right now they are just breezing through the regular season.
Didi Gregorius has been on a bad slump in the month of May perhaps the day off might help him rediscover his form as he was on fire in April he is now suffering a 1-38 skid as he hopes the tables will turn after the two days rest and he rediscovers his form again. His line has dropped to .255/.343/.537 with 31 RBIs and 10 homers.
Pitching for the Yankees will be Luis Severino. He is riding a six-start unbeaten streak, coming off a sharp win over the A’s in which he allowed one run on five hits over six innings. Since April 16, he is 4-0 with a 1.54 ERA in six starts, holding opponents to a .171/.214/.260 slash line.
Kansas City Royals's Latest Performance :
The Royals have now lost 5 games in a row, seven of their last eight games, they have one of the worst home records in the league they are 6-16 when playing at home. They are also the worst pitching team in the Major they have an ERA of 5.47. Opposing teams tend to attack the Royals in the first inning they have given up 14 first inning runs although it ended tonight. I expect this trend to continue against the Yankees the Yankees leadoff batter will only have one thing on his mind send the ball out of the park. The Royals are 13th in the AL in runs scored and 13th in home runs. Things can’t get any better for the Royals both their defense and offense are lacking at the moment and they are faced with a tough challenge ahead when they welcome the Yankees to Kauffman.
Jon Jay notched three hits as he went 3 for 4 in the game. He drew a lead-off walk in the first, singled in the third, doubled and scored in the fifth and singled again in the seventh. He is the only offensive option on this Royals team right now. Jay owns an impressive .299 average over 164 at-bats this year, though only seven of his 49 hits have gone for extra bases. He has to give it his all to even stand a chance against the Yankees.
Salvador Perez now leads the team in a double with 7 on the season, he went 1 for 4 he has been playing exceptionally well for a player who has just come back from an injury 3 weeks ago. His line is .244/.278/.456 on the year, and he remains one of the best offensive catchers in baseball despite the lack of patience at the plate.
Pitching for the Royals will be Danny Duffy. He gets the start in Game 2 of the series with the Yankees. Duffy was roughed up in an 11-2 loss to the Indians last Sunday, surrendering nine runs and eight hits over 3 1/3 innings.
How New York Yankees & Kansas City Royals Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Royals are 7-19 in their last 26 vs. American League East.
Yankees are 20-6 in their last 26 vs. American League Central.
Against The Spread Selection: New York Yankees
My reason for the pick :
The Yankees should blow out the Royals in game 2, expect a great batting performance from the team big four: Judge, Sanchez, Stanton and lastly Gregorious. The two days rest will allow the batters to be at their best. Also with Severino pitching, you can assure that the Yankees are walking away with the win in this game.
Betting trends for New York Yankees:
- Yankees are 7-1 in their last 8 road games.
Betting trends for Kansas City Royals:
- Royals are 10-25 in their last 35 overall.