The New York Yankees will meet the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium for the start of their series. Up to date odds for this game can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Yankees have hit a bit of a skid as of late and as a result they sit 5.5 games in back of the first place Orioles. Derek Jeter is off to a torrid start and is still hitting .347 and Robinson Cano has come on of late after a slow start, his average sits at .307. The Yankees pitching staff has been average at best and they will send an average pitcher in Hiroki Kuroda to the mound tonight. Kuroda has a 4.50 ERA thus far this season and has allowed more hits than innings pitched.
The Royals have not met any of the expectations that were set for them at the beginning of the season. The Royals are 6.5 games back in the division, but surprisingly have a 11-7 record away from home this season. As a team the Royals do not have a player who is hitting over .300 on the season. The pitching staff for the Royals overall has been average, but their starters have pitched to a robust 5.19 ERA. Felipe Paulino will get the start for the Royals. Although he has pitched limited innings Paulino has been impressive posting a 1.93 ERA.
New York is 8-2 in their last 10 game one of a series, 7-3 in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record, and 0-4 in Kuroda’s last four starts with four days of rest. Kansas City is 4-0 in their last four road games, 8-19 in their last 27 games against the A.L. East, and 2-5 in Paulino’s last seven starts as an underdog. Kansas City is 10-37 in their last 47 games in New York.
Since we are not particularly fond of Kuroda the odds for the Royals in this game look appealing to us. Take the Royals and the moneyline at sportsbooks.