New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 6/12/24

Kansas City Royals (39-28) vs New York Yankees (47-21)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Daniel Lynch IV (0-0) (5.62) vs Cody Poteet (2-0) (1.72)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +134 / New York Yankees -158 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals square off Wednesday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The New York Yankees will send out Cody Poteet for the start here and is 2-0 with a 1.72 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Poteet’s first career start against the Royals. The Kansas City Royals did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.

New York Yankees Recap

The New York Yankees come into this one looking to win the series after taking the first two games of this series after a 10-1 win in Tuesday’s matchup. The win gave the Yankees at worst a series split with the Royals, something that was much needed after their series loss against the Dodgers this past weekend.

Yankees Cranking At The Dish Once Again

Juan Soto leads the Yankees with 77 hits along with 11 doubles and 17 home runs with 53 RBIs to go along with a .316 batting average and .426 OBP. Aaron Judge has a team-high 25 home runs and 62 RBIs of his own along with a team-leading 21 doubles while also posting 73 strikeouts so far this season. Anthony Volpe’s added 77 hits with 6 home runs, 7 triples, 25 RBIs and a team-high 12 stolen bases as well this season. Giancarlo Stanton also has 16 home runs, 38 RBIs and 77 strikeouts this season.

Why the New York Yankees will win

  • The Yankees have won each of their last 14 games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Royals have lost seven of their last eight night games against the Yankees following a home loss.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in each of their last 13 games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five home games following a loss.
  • The Yankees have won the first inning in each of their last four road games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Yankees have led after 3 innings in each of their last 10 games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Yankees have led after 5 innings in each of their last 13 road night games.

Kansas City Royals Recap

The Kansas City Royals will be looking to bounce back after a frustrating start to the series after their loss to the Yankees on Tuesday. The Royals are at risk of failing to build on their series win over the Mariners this past weekend and their split with the Guardians prior to that.

Royals Stumbling Offensively

Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 88 hits including 11 home runs, 48 RBIs and team-highs of 7 triples and 18 doubles with 19 stolen bases. Salvador Perez also has 10 home runs with 42 RBIs and 15 doubles. Nelson Velazquez also has a team-high 58 strikeouts while Maikel Garcia has 5 home runs, 36 RBIs and 16 stolen bases along with 3 triples and 13 doubles this season. Vinnie Pasquantino has 18 doubles with 7 homers and 43 RBIs of his own on the year.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Royals have won each of their last five Wednesday home games.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in 10 of their last 11 Wednesday night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Royals have led after 3 innings in each of their last five Wednesday night games.
  • The Royals have led after 5 innings in each of their last six Wednesday night games.

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals Prediction

I’m on the over here. I think the Yankees offense will come to play once again regardless of who the Royals send out as it just feels like the Yankees are in the midst of one of those runs where they can do no wrong offensively, but I also think Cody Poteet is going to have some issues navigating this Royals lineup that isn’t showing it right now, but they hit much better at Kauffman Stadium. I think this one ends up being high-scoring, so give me the over here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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