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Kansas City Royals vs NY Yankees Prediction 6-12-24 Picks

NY Yankees (48-21) vs. Kansas City Royals (39-29)
June 12, 2024 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Royals +136 / NY Yankees -161; Over/Under: +10.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Kansas City Royals vs NY Yankees prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, June 12th at Kaufmann Stadium. 

Yankees Dominated on Tuesday

The Yankees dominated on Tuesday and they are going to continue the success here. The Yankees scored 10 runs and that was enough for the victory. Aaron Judge hit a home run and drove in three RBIs. The Yankees are averaging 4.93 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.27 runs per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league while the pitching is ranked  1st in the league. They do have a run differential of 1.66 which is 1st in baseball. Cody Poteet gets the start for the Yankees and he comes into this game with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 1.72. In his last start against the Dodgers, he went 4.2 innings giving up two hits and one run. The Yankees are going to need him to be strong here. 

Why the Yankees Will Win

  • The Yankees have won each of their last 14 games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Royals have lost seven of their last eight night games against the Yankees following a home loss.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in each of their last 13 games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five home games following a loss.
  • The Yankees have won the first inning in each of their last four road games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Yankees have led after 3 innings in each of their last 10 games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record

Royals Offense Needs to be Better

The Royals offense needs to be better and on Tuesday they scored only a run. Freddy Fermin hit a home run, and that was the only offense that they got. Brady Singer went 5.2 innings giving up seven hits and six runs. The Royals are averaging 4.94 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.84 runs per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league while the pitching is ranked 7th. As good as the offense has been, this isn’t really a power hitting team. Bobby Witt has 11 home runs and driven in 48 RBIs so far this season. The Royals will take on the Dodgers and A’s following this series.

Why the Royals Will Win

  • The Royals have won each of their last five Wednesday home games.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in 10 of their last 11 Wednesday night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Royals have led after 3 innings in each of their last five Wednesday night games.
  • The Royals have led after 5 innings in each of their last six Wednesday night games.

Kansas City Royals vs NY Yankees Prediction

The Royals offense has been good this season, but they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Poteet sits with an ERA of 1.72 and he’s going to really step up in a big way here. The Royals are going to struggle to get only a two or three runs here. The Yankees are going to go over their season average of 4.93 and that will be the difference. Back the Yankees on the money line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Yankees ML

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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