Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees - 7/31/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Yankees (69-33) vs Kansas City Royals (39-62)

Game Info: Sunday, July 31, 2022 at 1:35 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Jordan Montgomery (3-3) (3.50) vs Zack Greinke (3-6) (4.35)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -255 / Kansas City Royals +215 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will play the New York Yankees in Game 4 of their series at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Kansas City Royals are 39-62 this season and have lost five games in a row. Kansas City has lost the first three games of this series by scores of 1-0, 11-5, and 8-2. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 4.68 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, and a .264 opponent batting average this season. The Royals offense has scored 386 runs with a .246 batting average and a .309 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .255 with 14 home runs and 51 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Zack Greinke, who is 3-6 with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 82.2 innings pitched this season.

The New York Yankees are 69-33 this season and have won three games in a row. Prior to winning the first three games of this series, New York lost both games played against the Mets. The New York pitching staff has a 3.14 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a .218 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 545 runs with a .245 batting average and a .331 on base percentage this year. Aaron Judge is batting .300 with 42 home runs and 91 RBI’s for the Yankees this season. The projected starter for New York is Jordan Montgomery who is 3-3 with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 110.2 innings pitched this season.

Kansas City is 5-12 in their last 17 Sunday games and 1-4 in their last 5 game four’s of a series. The over is 11-5-1 in Kansas City’s last 17 Sunday games. New York is 42-12 in their last 54 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 game four’s of a series. The over is 8-1 in New York’s last 9 home games. Kansas City is 18-45 in these two teams last 63 head to head meetings.

Kansas City started this series playing very competitive, but has been outscored by a total of 19-7 in their last two games. Kansas City will be starting Zack Greinke, who has allowed three earned runs in his last 14 innings pitched. For the Yankees, Jordan Montgomery has allowed nine earned runs in his last 14.2 innings. I like how Greinke has looked in his last few starts and I think he gives the Royals a good chance to keep this game close. I like the Royals +1.5 here.

David’s Pick Royals +1.5

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