New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals MLB Picks 5/25/2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Danny Duffy
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals (17-32, 5th in AL Central) will take on the New York Yankees (32-17, 1st in AL East) on Saturday. The Yankees open this matchup at -140 while the Royals are coming in at +130. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Yankees have been terrible for oddsmakers, having gone 32-17-0 SU. Kansas City covers 34.7% of the time, going 17-32-0 straight up. The Yankees have been terrible for oddsmakers as the favorite, going 28-11-0 SU. Kansas City covers 32.6% of the time as an underdog, having gone 14-29-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been an excellent Over choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 27-21-1.
New York covers 68.2% of the time as the visitor, having gone 15-7-0 straight up.
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals are covering 40.0% of the time at Kauffman Stadium, going 10-15-0 SU.
The Royals have been an excellent Over choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 26-20-3.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/23/19 P CC Sabathia Knee 10-day IL (05/23)
05/15/19 3B Miguel Andujar Shoulder 60-day IL (05/13); is out for season
05/13/19 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 60-day IL (05/10)
05/04/19 P James Paxton Knee 10-day IL (05/04)
04/21/19 RF Aaron Judge Side 10-day IL (04/20)
04/17/19 1B Greg Bird Foot 60-day IL (04/14)
04/17/19 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
04/03/19 SS Troy Tulowitzki Calf 10-day IL (04/03)
04/01/19 DH Giancarlo Stanton Biceps 10-day IL (04/01)
03/30/19 P Ben Heller Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Dellin Betances Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Didi Gregorius Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
03/25/19 P Luis Severino Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/27/19 1B Lucas Duda Back 10-day IL (04/24)
03/25/19 C Salvador Perez Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Trevor Oaks Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Brian Flynn Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Eric Skoglund Suspension 80 game suspension
03/25/19 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 32-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 5.16 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 40 strikeouts over his 52.1 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 147 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 216 hitters and walked 76 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 378 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 466. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team New York is hitting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 54 hits this season in 179 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .564 and an OPS+ of 137. Luke Voit is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 179 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Yankees have 422 hits, including 72 doubles and 80 home runs. New York has walked 179 times so far this season and they have struck out 422 times as a unit. They have left 314 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 260 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 17-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.45, Danny Duffy has a 3-1 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 28.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 29 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 163 batters and walked 70 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 444 base knocks and 250 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 190 hitters and struck out 381 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Royals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .351. He has 59 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 202 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .510 with an OPS+ of 128. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 56 hits in 195 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Royals as a unit have 402 base hits, including 83 doubles and 50 homers. Kansas City has walked 166 times this year and they have struck out on 414 occasions. They have had 329 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 220 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees -140
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