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New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals

June 10, 2024


The New York Yankees will travel to Kansas City, Missouri, to face the Kansas City Royals at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium. The first pitch of Game 1 of the series is scheduled for Monday night at 8:10 p.m. ET and will air on the YES Network and Bally Sports Kansas City.

New York Yankees Team Preview

The New York Yankees lost their first series in over a month following a 1-2 series loss at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers after losing Game 1 on Friday in extra innings by a score of 1-2 and Game 2 on Saturday by a score of 3-11 before ending their two-game losing streak and avoid the series sweep with Sunday's 6-4 win in Game 3 of the series.

Despite losing the series against the Dodgers, the Yankees have the best record in the American League and the second best record in baseball, only behind the Philadelphia Phillies. They have won 68.7% of their games with a record of 46-21, which also gives them a 2.5-game lead for first place in the AL East above the Baltimore Orioles.

In those meetings, New York has lost two of the previous three games in the series against Kansas City and has been outscored by the Royals 4 to 6.33 runs per game. However, the Yankees have won seven of the last ten by an average margin of 1.1 runs per game in those contests.

The New York Yankees will look to build on their win against the Dodgers on Sunday night when they travel to face the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the series.

Kansas City Royals Team Preview

The Kansas City Royals remain one of the most surprising teams in the American League this season after entering the year with an over/under win total of 74.5 games. The Royals are already more than halfway there as they enter the series against the New York Yankees 12 games above .500 with a record of 39-27 and are in 2nd place in the AL Central with the 4th best record in the American League.

The Royals are coming off a 2-1 series win at home against the Seattle Mariners. However, on Sunday, they saw their three-game winning streak end with a 5-6 loss in extra innings in Game 3 of the series.

The Royals have won two of the last three games in the series against the Yankees and have won by an average margin of 2.33 runs per game. The Kansas City Royals will look to win their 4th game in their last five games when they host the New York Yankees for Game 1 of the series on Monday night.

Odds and Series Trends

WagerWeb lists the New York Yankees as -120 moneyline favorites on the road against the Kansas City Royals for Game 1 of the series on Monday night. New York has won seven of the last ten games in the series and has won by an average margin of 1.1 runs per game in those contests, while the Royals have won two of the previous three matchups and have won by an average margin of 2.33 runs per game in the last three games in the series.

Game Pick

New York and Kansas City have two of the top four records in the American League this season, with the Yankees having the best record and the Royals having the 4th best record. Both starting pitchers have been two of the best in the American League this season, with Carlos Rodon having a record of 8-2 and an ERA of 3.08, while Seth Lugo has a record of 9-1 with a 2.13 ERA. As a result, I am taking the under-8 runs for Game 1 of the series between the Yankees and Royals on Monday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Under 8 Runs