July 9, 2013 at 1:45 PM #52427
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
Venue/ Stadium: Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Time/Date: 7:05 PM EST Tuesday, July 9, 2013
MLB Odds From: BetOnline
Moneyline: Royals +129 / NY -139
Over/Under: 7.5 runs
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The Royals have been playing well and have won 6 of their last 10 games. They sit in 3rd place in the AL Central 6.5 games back of the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees are also 6-2 in their last 10 games, but have lost 2 straight and are now 5 games behind the Boston Red Sox in the tough AL East. MLB lines have the Yankees as the favorite tonight with a total of 7.5 runs.
In yesterday’s game between these 2 teams the Royals beat the Yankees 5-1.
On the season the Royals have an Over/Under record of 34-48 and a run-line W/L record of 41-45 and the Yankees have an Over/Under record of 34-48 and a run-line W/L record of 45-44.
This season the Yankees are 25-20 at home and the Royals are 20-22 on the road.
James Shields (3-6 3.23 ERA) goes for the Royals tonight and in his last outing he was fortunate the offense bailed him out, as he went 5 innings and gave up 5 earned runs in a no decision facing the Cleveland Indians.
C.C. Sabathia (9-6 4.06 ERA) is on the hill for the Yankees and he was solid in his last start giving up 2 earned runs in 7 innings in a win over the Minnesota Twins.
The Yankees are 4-0 in Sabathia’s last 4 starts facing the Royals.
The Yankees are 1-4 in the last 5 games when Sabathia faces Shields.
The Royals have won Shields’ last 7 starts, but he is only 1-0 in that span. He has only gotten 3.32 runs of support this season.
Sabathia has won 13 straight regular-season starts against teams from the AL Central.
The Royals have not had great clutch hitting on the season, as they rank a respectable 14th in team batting average, but only 21st in runs.
In some betting trends for this American League match up the Royals 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record, 7-0 in Shields’ last 7 starts, and they have an Over record of 5-2-1 in their last 8 overall.
The Yankees are 6-2 in their last 8 overall, 50-17 in Sabathia’s last 67 home starts, and they have an Under record of 3-0-1 in their last 4 games.
In the last 12 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 9 times.
Jason’s Pick: I have to go with the Yankees in this one, as it is hard not to simply because Sabathia is on the mound.
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