As the old adage goes there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes and in baseball betting you could add the Yankees beating the Royals at Yankee Stadium when CC Sabathia is pitching. Perhaps that a slight exaggeration as anything can happen in the baseball odds competition but the likelihood of the Yankees winning is so great and the chance of Royals sports betting victory so minuscule that’s it’s the surest bet on the baseball betting board for Thursday July 22nd.
There is almost no reason at all to even think about the upset in this in this MLB odds matchup as there are simply too many factors in favor of the Yankees to make such an outcome possible in the sports betting.
First, the Yankees are quite simply the best team in baseball betting at the moment and have been, more or less, all season. With a record of 58-34, the team has not only the best record in the super-competitive AL EAST but it’s also the best record in MLB betting. Compare the Yanks’ record to the Royals (40-53) and it’s no mystery that the favored team in the baseball odds is.
Further compare the home/road records of both clubs and a Royals win looks even more improbable. The Yankees are 30-15 this season at home (second best in the MLB odds action) and the Royals is woeful 19-25 outside of Kansas City.
The pitching matchup also greatly favors the Yankees although the Royals have a decent starter on the mound as well. KC will trot out Bruce Chen (5-3, 4.06 ERA) to the mound, a pitcher that might be favored in many baseball betting matchups but not against Sabathia. Sabathia is the Yankees ace and is in the midst of another dazzling season after getting off to a slow start (12-3, 3.13 ERA).
And of course the Yankees batting lineup is most feared in baseball and when they are healthy has power at spots 1-9 and there are no easy outs. In contrast the Royals lineup is almost all relatively easy outs.
If you want to make a baseball betting play on this game bet on the Yankees, though the return will be almost nothing.