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Written by on May 9, 2016

It’s the middle game of a three game series at Yankee Stadium in New York on Monday. The Kansas City Royals will take on the New York Yankees. The Kansas City Royals are back to back American League Champions, and defending World Series Champion. The Royals are third place in the American League Central with a 15-15 record overall. For the New York Yankees, they have gotten off to a slow start. The Yankees are in dead last in the American League East, with an 11-18 record overall. The Yankees fell to Boston on Sunday Night Baseball. To keep up with the latest MLB Betting Lines make sure to check out.

How To Bet on the Royals vs. Yankees MLB Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Tuesday, May 10, 7:05 PM ET Where: Yankee Stadium, New York TV: YES Network, MLBN Pitching Matchups: Royals: Kris Medlen (1-3) vs. Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (1-0) MLB Odds: TBA

Why Bet the Royals

The Kansas City Royals need to start heating up. What’s wrong with the Royals has been the key question all across Major League Baseball to start this season. Kansas City is struggling to score, with just 98 runs on the season, which is 28th in all of Major League Baseball. Kansas City’s pitching has not been as strong as season’s past either, as they have a team WHIP of 1.35. The Royals will send Kris Medlen to the mound in this game. Medlen has thrown 22.1 innings this season, and has a 6.85 earned run average.

Why Bet the Yankees

The New York Yankees lost a chance at a three game sweep on Sunday to the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees had lost 7 of their last 8 coming into the series. New York is having a tough time getting any offense going this season. Despite scoring 11 runs in the first two games against the Red Sox, the Yankees are still 26th in Major League Baseball in runs scored. The Yankees are batting .235 as a team, which is also near the bottom. Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for the Yankees. Tanaka is 1-0 with a 2.29 earned run average this season.

My Expert Score & Prediction

Tanaka is on the mound for the Yankees, and he has been the best pitcher for them this season. His 35 strikeouts and 7 walks has been impressive thus far. The Royals have seen big time struggles out of Medlan with 18 strikeouts and 17 walks. Look for the veteran New York offense to get to Medlan early and often. What happened to Medlan from his dominating days with the Braves? The bet for this game is going to be all New York Yankees. Bet on the Yankees -162 over the Kansas City Royals. Final score prediction:NY Yankees 9 – KC Royals 3.