Royals at Yankees - 5/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (28-15) at New York Yankees (22-21)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
J Guthrie (4-2) (4.75) vs. N Eovaldi (3-1) (4.73)
The Line: New York Yankees -113 / Kansas City Royals +103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-KC, YES, ESPN
The Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Royals have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Moustakas leads Kansas City with 53 hits and 15 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales have combined for 67 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last eight road games. Jeremy Guthrie gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 4.75 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Guthrie is 5-10 with a 4.92 ERA and 69 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look to snap their six-game losing streak. The Yankees have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Yankees have lost three straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 48 hits and six RBI while Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 54 RBI. The New York Yankees have lost four of their last five home games. Nathan Eovaldi takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.73 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Eovaldi’s first career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League East and 4-1 in Guthries last 5 starts. The Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter and 4-1 in Eovaldis last 5 starts on grass. The Royals are 15-42 in the last 57 meetings in New York and 36-78 in the last 114 meetings overall.
The Royals are the better team, while the Yankees are in a major slump and coming off very shot rest after playing late Sunday. I like the Royals and the plus money.