Kansas City vs New York MLB Odds Analysis

Written by on May 9, 2016

On Tuesday night, the Kansas City Royals will be in New York for the second game in their midweek series. The Royals (15-15) are in third place in the American League Central but have been slumping lately, losing nine of their last twelve, including a 5-4 loss in Cleveland on Sunday. Eric Hosmer has still been hitting the ball hard, blasting a 444-foot homer on Sunday in Cleveland, but the Royals offense overall has been in the dumps. The Yankees (11-18) are in fifth place in the American League East but did take two of three from the Red Sox over the weekend, falling to knuckleballer Stephen Wright 5-1 on Sunday. Find out more about the updated MLB lines here.

Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees MLB Odds Analysis

When: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:10pm Eastern timeWhere: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NYTV: YES, FSKCRadio: WFAN 660 AM / 101.9 FM New YorkLive Stream: MLB.tvMLB Odds: TBAPitching Matchup: Kris Medlen (1-3, 6.85 ERA) (KC) vs Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 2.29 ERA) (NY) 

Why should you bet on Kansas City?

In addition to Hosmer, the Royals have also welcomed Kendrys Morales’ bat back to the lineup. He hasn’t been injured, but he has not been hitting that well. On Saturday, he launched a three-run Jimmy Jack in the first inning, getting the Royals out in front in their game against the Tribe. He drove in another run for the Royals in the eighth inning with a single. Before Saturday, they had just scored 21 runs in the last 10 games, including three shutouts, but they posted seven runs on Saturday, so things could be picking back up.

Why should you put your money on the Yankees?

The Yankees send their ace, Masahiro Tanaka, to the hill in this game, while the Royals will be hoping for the best from Kris Medlen. The only reason why Tanaka does not have a bucket of wins is the poor run support he has received. He has not permitted more than two earned runs in any of his six starts in 2016, and in his last start he threw eight scoreless innings against a tough Baltimore offense but got no love for it, as he struck out seven but still was handed a no-decision. Medlen has been awful so far this year, particularly in his last start, as he lasted just two innings and permitted nine runs (six of them earned) on six Nationals hits.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think that the BP-style pitching that Medlin has been offering lately is likely to still be on display, and the Yankees have been hitting well enough lately to take advantage. I’m picking Tanaka to finally get some run support to go along with his solid pitching, and the Yankees will win 5-1.