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2018 MLB Season
(28-13) New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals (14-30)
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Eric Skoglund
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -171 | Royals +161
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees -1.5 (-125)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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New York Yankees
After putting in two quality starts in a row, Gray was knocked around by a hot Oakland squad as he took his third loss of the season. He went five innings giving up nine hits and five earned runs while striking out two and walking three. It was the first time all year he gave up multiple home runs.
The stats aren’t looking pretty for Gray who owns a low strikeout rate (7.58 K/9), a high walk rate (5.68 BB/9), an okay home run rate (1.18 HR/9). Mixed in with an unlucky .331 BABIP, Gray owns a terrible 6.39 ERA and 5.14 FIP.
After a week filled with postponements, New York has managed to win two out of their three contests. During that time their lineup is slashing .276/.365/.425 to go with 10 extra-base hits and 18 RBI.
Kansas City Royals
Skoglund was able to put in a quality start in his last outing against the Tampa Bay Rays, but unfortunately was tagged with his third loss of the season. He pitched in 7.2 innings of work giving up seven hits and two earned runs while he struck out four and walked none.
This was Skoglund’s second quality start in a row, while he only needed 93 pitches to almost make it through eight innings. The lefty will look to continue pitching solid baseball and try to bring down his inflated 5.58 ERA down towards his 4.21 FIP.
Kansas City has continued their miserable ways in the last week only winning one of their six contests. In that time their lineup is slashing .242/.293/.338 to go with 14 extra-base hits and 17 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- NYY are 7-2 in their last 9 road games.
- NYY are 48-21 in their last 69 games on grass.
- NYY are 78-37 in the last 115 meetings.
- KC are 7-17 in their last 24 home games.
- KC are 3-8 in Skoglunds last 11 starts.
Free New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction: New York out slugs Kansas City
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Yankees -1.5
It is hard to trust Gray on the road with the way he’s been pitching, but this just feels like Gray is due for a bounce-back game while Skoglund is due for that dud game. I’ll be rolling with the better lineup in this outing.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Yankees 6 – Kansas City 4
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