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Kansas City Royals vs NY Yankees Prediction 6-11-24 Picks

NY Yankees (47-21) vs. Kansas City Royals (39-28)
June 11, 2024 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Royals +120 / NY Yankees -140; Over/Under: +9.5
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In this article we will formulate a Kansas City Royals vs NY Yankees prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, June 11th at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Let’s take a look at the prediction for game two in the series. 

Royals Trying to Avoid Three Game Losing Streak 

The Kansas City Royals are 39-28 this year and they have won three of their last five games. Kansas City dropped game one in this series on Monday night and they only managed two runs in the loss. Prior to this series, the Royals won two out of three against the Mariners, split two games with the Guardians, and lost two out of three against the Padres. Kansas City is just 5-9 in their last 14 games, but they continue to be second in the AL Central behind Cleveland. 

The Kansas City pitching staff has a 3.68 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 331 runs with a .253 batting average and a .314 on base percentage. Salvador Perez is batting .298 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI’s for the Royals this season. Kansas City is ninth in team ERA this year, but they have allowed at least four runs in eight of their last ten games. 

Yankees Going on Another Run 

The New York Yankees are 47-21 this season and they have split their last four games. New York won game one in this series by a score of 4-2 on Monday night. Prior to this series, the Yankees lost two out of three against the Dodgers, swept the Twins in three games, and swept the Giants in three games. New York is 14-4 in their last 18 games and they have won four games and eight games in a row in that span. The Yankees are currently first in the AL East. 

The New York pitching staff has a 2.88 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a .209 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 335 runs with a .255 batting average and a .334 on base percentage. Juan Soto is batting .318 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI’s for the Yankees this season. New York is second in the MLB in runs scored this year and they have scored at least five runs in eight of their last eleven games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for New York is Marcus Stroman, who is 5-2 with a 3.04 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 74.0 innings pitched this year. Stroman has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his last five starts, but did allow five earned runs over 4.2 innings against the Twins in his last outing. The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Brady Singer, who is 4-2 with a 2.76 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 65.1 innings pitched this season. Singer has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts and has allowed a total of four earned runs in his last three outings (14.2 IP). 

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

The underdogs have won four of the Royals’ last five games.
The Yankees have lost three of their last four Tuesday games as road favorites.
The Royals have covered the run line in eight of their last nine games as underdogs against American League opponents following a loss.
The Yankees have failed to cover the run line in three of their last four night games at Kauffman Stadium following a road win.
The Royals have led after 5 innings in three of their last four games as home underdogs against AL East opponents.

Why the New York Yankees will win

The Yankees have won each of their last 13 games against AL Central opponents.
The Royals have lost each of their last four night games against the Yankees following a home loss.
The Yankees have covered the run line in each of their last 12 games against AL Central opponents.
The Royals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four home games following a loss.
The Yankees have led after 5 innings in each of their last 12 road night games.
The Yankees have won the first inning in each of their last three road games against AL Central opponents.
The Yankees have led after 3 innings in each of their last nine games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Royals’ last six home games against AL East opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
Each of the Yankees’ last four road games against AL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Royals’ last five games.
The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Yankees’ last four road games against AL Central opponents.

Kansas City Royals vs NY Yankees Prediction 

New York was able to get the win in game one of this series and they continue to be one of the best teams in the MLB. The Yankees are 25-11 on the road and they are great with their pitching and hitting. Kansas City is also having a very good year and they are 24-12 at home. The Royals are starting Brady Singer, who has done a good job of limiting runs, but did allow a lot of base runners in his last start. New York is going with Stroman, who has been pretty good, but pitched poorly last time out. I don’t love either one of these pitchers and we have seen the Royals involved with quite a few higher scoring games recently, so my Kansas City Royals vs NY Yankees prediction is for this game to go over the total. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Over 9.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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