The New York Yankees are huge favorites on Thursday as they host the Kansas City Royals in a baseball betting game that can be seen on the MLB Network. The Yankees have the best record in baseball while the Royals have one of the worst records so it is easy to see why New York is favored.
SBG Global current line: Yankees -305, Total 9 Under -115
The Yankees are even bigger favorites than normal in this game because of the pitching matchup. The Royals are going with Bruce Chen while the Yankees will be sending CC Sabathia. Chen has not been that bad for Kansas City this MLB betting season as he is 5-3 with a 4.06 ERA. He did not pitch that well in his last start though as he gave up four earned runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. He is 1-1 in his last three starts with a 4.41 ERA. He has had very little success in his career against the Yankees going 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA.
Sabathia is having another excellent season for New York. He is 12-3 with a 3.13 ERA. He had won eight straight until getting a no-decision in his last start. He has owned the Royals recently, going 8-0 in his last 10 starts against them. Sabathia has been superb overall recently, going 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA.
The Royals continue to struggle against left-handers. They are 20-42 in their last 62 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Royals are 3-7 in Chen’s last 10 road starts. Kansas City almost never wins in New York. The Royals are 5-25 in the last 30 meetings in New York.
New York has done well against left-handers recently. The Yankees are 5-0 in their last 5 betting games vs. a left-handed starter. The Yankees are 71-25 in their last 96 home games. The Yankees are 19-7 in Sabathia’s last 26 home starts.
Looking at the total, the Under is 4-1-1 in the Royals last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Under is 5-2-1 in Chen’s last 8 road starts. The Over is 4-1 in the Yankees last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Under is 12-5-2 in Sabathia’s last 19 home starts. The Under is 12-3-2 in the last 17 meetings between the two teams.