Tonights Starters Struggling for Both Teams
The Kansas City Royals battle the New York Yankees at Royals Stadium on Tuesday Night. The Royals are in last place in the AL Central, but are going for a season-high fifth straight win. The Royals are fresh off a weekend sweep against the Baltimore Orioles.
Two struggling veterans will be on the mound Tuesday night for the series opener. Left-hander CC Sabathia is 2-2, 5.77 ERA will start for the Yankees. Right-hander Jason Hammel is 1-4, 5.97 ERA and takes the hill for the Royals.
Sabathia began the season 2-0 with a 1.47 ERA in his first three starts. The 36-year-old is 0-2 with a 9.58 ERA since then. He has given up 22 earned runs on 30 hits. CC has given up five home runs over 20 2/3 innings. The once-dominant Sabathia has not recorded double-digit wins since 2013. He was 14-13 that year. He had a losing record in each of the past three seasons.
KC's Jason Hammel was a 15-game winner last year with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. He begins games in fine fashion before struggling. He has a 1.93 ERA in the first two innings of his seven starts. Opponents are hitting .235 off him in the first two frames. However from the third inning on, Hammel has an 8.71 ERA. He has surrendered 20 earned runs in 20 2/3 innings while opponents bat .363 against him.
Oddsmakers opened the Yankees as -105-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total opened at 8.5. The Yankees are now -115 favorites on the moneyline and the total has climbed to 10.
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 9-8 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at 125 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
New York was a 10-7 loser in its last match on the road against the Astros. They lost as -121 favorites, while the total score of 17 made winners of OVER bettors.
MLB Betting Trends
|New York Yankees 22-13|
|NY Yankees is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games|
|NY Yankees is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Yankees's last 15 games|
|NY Yankees is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road|
|NY Yankees is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road|
|NY Yankees is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing Kansas City|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City|
Kansas City Royals 16-21
|Kansas City is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games|
|Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games|
|Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home|
|Kansas City is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing NY Yankees|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees|
|The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees|
Humidity is 55%
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New York at Kansas City Wednesday, May 17
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