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2021 MLB Handicapping
(33-38) Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees (38-34)
Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York
Projected Pitchers: Brad Keller (KC) vs. Jameson Taillon (NYY)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +175 | Yankees -195
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees -1.5 (-170)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9.5
The Kansas City Royals will look to continue trying to find the form they found early in the year here as they take on the Bronx Bombers in New York City for a 3 game series starting this Thursday.
The Royals rallied late in the 8th inning, scoring 4 runs off the Yankees bullpen en route a 6-5 victory on Tuesday.
Kansas City nearly cameback with 2 runs in the 9th off closer Aroldis Chapman to take a 5-4 lead but Gary Sanchez responded with a 1 out solo homer to tie it and Luke Voit followed up with a walk off single to give the Yankees a back and forth 6-5 victory Wednesday.
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals have been on a huge down turn in the last month or so, and they will now be hoping a series win against the Boston Red Sox will give them the momentum necessary to take on a top team like the New York Yankees.
The Royals batting lineup is the main thing keeping them anywhere close to the .500 mark, as they have a respectable batting lineup hitting .244 as a unit which has them in 11th place in the big leagues.
The issue no doubt has been the pitching, as they rank towards the bottom in most of the important categories and the fact they do not have a pitcher listed for this one is a bit worrying as whoever they send out there will have a mighty tough task against this Yankees batting lineup.
New York Yankees
The Yankees on the other hand are flying high after winning 5 of their last 6 games and with Gerrit Cole heading to the hill for this matchup they should be quite confident they can pick up the win and move one step closer to the Red Sox atop the AL East.
At the start of the year most fans expected this Yankees batting lineup to be one of the most explosive, and with good reason, as they have sluggers like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton and they have not necessarily been bad, as Judge leads the team in homers and Stanton leads the team in RBI.
The main issue has been depth, as guys like Sanchez, Torres, Frazier and Odor continue to struggle and it is hard to see this Yankees team going too far if the top of the order is the only part which can hit effectively.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 33-28 overall
- Royals 15-19 on the road
- Yankees are 38-34 overall
- Yankees are 19-18 at home
Free Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
The Yankees are gaining momentum, winning five out of their last seven games overall entering Wednesday including series wins over the Blue Jays and Athletics.
Furthermore, the Yankees are heating up at the plate and now have power-hitter, Luke Voit, back in the lineup. Royals’ starter Brad Keller has been terrible, posting a 7.97 ERA over his last 4 starts overall.
I like the Yankees to grab the series win here and continue their momentum into a big matchup against the Red Sox in Fenway.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Yankees -1.5
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