Royals vs. Yankees - 8/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (67-62) at Kansas City Royals (68-62)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 29, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
M Pineda (6-10) (5.02) vs. D Gee (5-7) (4.55)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -104 / New York Yankees -106 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals begin a three-game series Monday night.
The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Yankees have scored 27 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The New York Yankees offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 130 hits, Didi Gregorius has 58 RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury has six home runs. Michael Pineda gets the nod, and he’s 6-10 with a 5.02 ERA and 160 strikeouts this season. Pineda is 3-4 with a 3.40 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
USA TODAY Sports
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Royals have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Kansas City Royals offense has also picked up during their streak, and they’ve won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Alcides Escobar leads Kansas City with 138 hits, Eric Hosmer has 76 RBI and Lorenzo Cain has nine home runs. Dillon Gee takes the hill, and he’s 5-7 with a 4.55 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. Gee is 1-2 with a 3.04 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 6-2 in their last 8 road games. The Royals are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-6 in Gees last 7 starts. The Yankees are 84-37 in the last 121 meetings.
The way both teams are hitting the baseball right now, it's impossbile to ignore such a low total. I'll take the over in this spot based on the value, especially with both pitchers being more than hittable.