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(68-63) New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals (69-63)
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Luis Cessa vs. Ian Kennedy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees +118 / Royals -128
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees +1.5 -190 / Royals -1.5 +160
MLB Betting Total: 8 runs
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The Yankees snapped their 2-game losing streak with a win over the Royals last night. They are in 4th place in the AL East 6.5 games back of the Toronto Blue Jays and 3.5 games out of the 2nd AL Wild Card.
The Royals had won 2 in a row before losing to New York last night. They are also 6.5 games out of first place in their division, the AL Central, and 3 games out of the 2nd AL Wild Card.
The Royals have been playing well the last few weeks and with a win tonight they will have 8 straight series.
New York Yankees
The Yankees rank 21st in the Majors in runs scored and 18th in team ERA.
Luis Cessa (4-0 4.11 ERA) gets the nod for the Yankees tonight and in his last start he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings in a 14-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles. New York has won his last 2 starts where he has gone 12 innings and given up 3 earned runs.
In 30 innings this season Cessa has given up 15 runs and he has given up 7 HR.
The Yankees have won 5 of their last 7 games and have won 7 of their last 10 games on the road.
The Yankees are 31-35 on the road this season.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals rank a solid 10th in the Majors in team ERA, but only 26th in runs scored.
Ian Kennedy (9-9 3.57 ERA) gets the call for the Royals and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings of work in a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. KC has won his last 4 starts.
In his last 6 starts Kennedy has gone 38 innings and has only given up 5 earned runs.
Kennedy is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 2 career appearances against the Yankees.
The Royals are 6-2 in Kennedy’s last 8 home starts.
This season the Royals are 41-22 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
- Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Yankees have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
- Royals are 20-8 in their last 28 overall.
- Royals are 7-1 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Royals have an Over record of 4-0-1 in their last 5 games
Free New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
Kennedy has been pitching great as of late and he will have another solid outing tonight leading the Royals to a win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Kansas City and OVER the Number
The total has gone Over in both games of this series and in the last 6 games between these teams. The KC offense will get to Cessa and the total will go Over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 6 – New York 3
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