Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Sunday May 17th, 2015. At 2:10 PM EST.
The (21-16) New York Yankees of the American League East Division will stay in the “SHOW ME STATE”. For the third and final games of the three-game weekend set. The Yankees will play the (23-13) Kansas City Royals of the American League Central in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the New York Yankees are more competitive than expert thought they would be. The Kansas City Royals are looking to consecutive trips to the postseason. The opening betting line has the Yankees as a +130 road underdog; the betting total is at 8′ runs for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 New York Yankees have dropped their last four baseball contests, including a 12-1 defeat at the hands of the Royals on May 15th. Game two of the series is Saturday Night May 16th. The Yankees are on top in the AL East and are 12-9 on the road this season. Center Fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is the team leader with a .343 batting average, a .421 on-base percentage and forty-eight base hits. First Baseman Mark Teixeira leads the Yankees at the plate with eleven home runs, and twenty-eight RBI S. New York has a .247 batting average, and the pitching staff allows opponents a .304 on-base percentage. The Yankees begin a six-game homestand of Friday May 22nd. The Yankees are 13-4 their last seventeen baseball games on natural grass. The betting odds under the total are 11-5-2 New York last eighteen overall. The New York Yankees are 4-6 their last ten Baseball Betting Picks overall, going over the betting odds total three times, staying under the betting odds total five and has two pushes. The betting odds over the total are 12-5-2 Atlanta last nineteen overall. The Yankees will have “LEFTY” Chris Capuano, who is seeing his first action of the season. The Duke University product last pitched on September 26, 2014. Bovada.Lv has the New York Yankees at 9/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Kansas City Royals have won three of their last four baseball contests. Kansas City is in first place in the AL East, a half-game in front of second-place Detroit. Third Baseman Mike Moustakas has a team-leading .333 batting average. First Baseman Eric Hosmer is the team leader in four of five major offensive categories. Kansas City has a team batting average of .291. Royals pitching hold the opponents to a .231 average at the plate. Outfielder Alex Rios is set to return at the end of the month. The Kansas City Royals are 6-4 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total six times, staying under the betting odds total three and has a push. The Royals are 19-7 their last twenty-six baseball games at home. The Right Handed Edinson Volquez, who is (2-3) with a 3.19 ERA, will be on the hill for the final game of the series. The 6’0″ 220 pounder pitched five innings, allowing six hits and four runs his last start on May 12, a 7-6 win in Texas. Miami is 12-3 Alvarez last fifteen starts. The Kansas City Royals are 15/4 to win the 2015 MLB American League Championship.