free mlb picks New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals 8-14-10

August 14, 2010


The fans at Kauffman Stadium will be treated to a game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals when they take their seats on Saturday.

The Yankees will give the ball to starter Philip Hughes in this one. Righthander Hughes is 13-5 this season with a 3.92 ERA.

Hughes’s opponent in this one will be Sean O’Sullivan. The Royals righthander has a 5.97 ERA to go along with a 1-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 250-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

Yuniesky Betancourt drove in a pair of runs as the Royals got by the Yankees 4-3 on Friday. The Royals won the game as +170 underdogs, while the seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (10) set by sportsbooks.

Kyle Davies tossed five innings for the victory, allowing seven hits and three runs.

Dustin Moseley surrendered eight hits and four runs over 4 1-3 innings in the loss.

Team records:
New York: 71-44 SU
Kansas City: 48-68 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Kansas City are 9-1
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing Kansas City
NY Yankees are 16-7 SU in their last 23 games on the road
NY Yankees are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Kansas City is 4-10 SU in their last 14 games when playing NY Yankees
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Kansas City home to NY Yankees, Sunday, August 15

FREE PICK: Yankees  -1.5  Runs -120

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