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New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals 8/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The opening of a three-game series will take place at the Kauffman Field on Monday night between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals.  The Yankees just finished a four-game set with the Mariners where they won 3 out of 4 games.  The Royals avoided being swept by the Cardinals after winning the series finale but dropping the first two games.  New York is third-place in the AL East Standings at 61-50 with 6 ½ games behind Tampa Bay.   The Royals are in fourth-place in the AL Central Standings at 48-62 with 17 games behind the Chicago White Sox.

 

New York won five straight games before the two-run shutout from the Mariners on Sunday.  The Yankees won the first three in a close game at 5-3, 3-2, and 5-4.  New York will look to rebound from the loss and add to their 8 wins out of the 10 games.  New York ranks 18th in team batting at .236 but 23rd in 462 runs scored.  The team’s pitching efforts are quite a solid ranking 8th in ERA at 3.59.  Their WHIP and BAA are both 5th at 1.17 and .225.  RF Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with a batting average of .276, a team-high 23 home runs, an on-base percentage of .365.  DH Giancarlo Stanton leads with 54 RBIs while 2B DJ LeMahieu leads with a team-high 112 hits.  Jameson Taillon will be sent to the mound to start for New York on Monday.  The right-hander is  7-4 with an ERA of 4.04.  In his 107.0 innings this year, Taillon has 98 hits, 48 earned runs, allowed 17 home runs, 32 walks, and 108 strikeouts.

 

  • The NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games.

  • The NY Yankees are 7-2 SU in its last 9 games against Kansas City.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of the NY Yankees’ last 5 games on the road against Kansas City.

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New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 8/9/2021

 

Kansas City will look to rebuild from their recent win against the St. Louis Cardinals.  They avoided a sweep after winning the series finale at 6-5.  They lost the first two games at 4-2 and 5-2.  The Royals need a win after losing 6 of their last 9 games.  The Royals are batting at .241 which is ranked 16th and are 25th with 451 runs scored.  The team’s ERA is 26th at 4.91 and 24th in BAA at .255.  Catcher Salvador Perez leads Kansas City with.272 batting average, team-high 27 homers, and 69 RBIs.  1B Carlos Santana leads with a .345 OBP while RF Whit Merrifield leads with 118 hits.  Carlos Hernandez will start for the Royals on Monday.  The right-hand pitcher now holds a 3-1 record with a 4.48 ERA.  Through 29.1 innings this season, Hernandez has 32 hits, 20 earned runs, allowed 4 home runs, 24 walks, and 48 strikeouts.

 

  • Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games.

  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games against an opponent in the American League.

  • The total went OVER in 7 of Kansas City’s last 8 games against the NY Yankees.

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals. The MLB pick for this game goes to the New York Yankees.  The Yankees have been winning more lately compared to the Royals.  Taillon has been pitching well lately.  The Yankees won in Taillon’s last four starts where he just earned three runs on 17 hits and 8 walks over 24.1 innings of work.  If Taillon keeps this up, Royal’s lineup will have a hard time winning this one.  Taking the game on the road is the New York Yankees.  Final Score Prediction is 5-4.

 

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New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals 8/9/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

 

Location: Kauffman Field, Kansas City

 

Date: Monday, August 09, 2021

 

TV: BSKC

 

MLB Odds: New York Yankees -170

 

MLB Totals: 9.5

 

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