Yankees Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 23, 2021

Posted By Staff on June 23, 2021

The Kansas City Royals (33-38) will look to Ryan O’Hearn, who is riding a two-game home run streak, when they take on the New York Yankees (38-34). The Yankees are favored (-177) for this matchup against the Royals (+145), which starts at 7:05 PM ET on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. Michael King takes the mound first for New York, and Danny Duffy is Kansas City’s choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of June 23, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Yankees vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

King (NYY) Pitcher Duffy (KC)
0 – 3 W/L 4 – 3
35.1 IP 41.2
4.08 ERA 1.94
1.390 WHIP 1.130
7.4 K/9 10.4
3.8 BB/9 2.6

Yankees Probable Starter Michael King

  • King gets the start for the Yankees, his fifth of the season. He is 0-3 with a 4.08 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Thursday against the Blue Jays, when he went 4 1/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The opposing Royals offense has the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.390) and ranks 24th in MLB play with 70 home runs. They have a collective .244 batting average, and are 15th in the league with 572 total hits and 18th in MLB action scoring 302 runs.
  • The Yankees are 3-7 in King’s 10 starts this season with New York as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 23, 2021 at 2:16 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs King

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Hanser Alberto 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Michael A. Taylor 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Probable Starter Danny Duffy

  • The Royals will hand the ball to Duffy (4-3) for his eighth start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Wednesday, May 12, when he threw six innings against the Tigers, giving up four earned runs.
  • The Yankees rank 18th in MLB with a .233 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 15th in the league (.391) and 93 home runs.
  • His team has won each of the three games he’s started as the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 23, 2021 at 2:16 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Stats vs Duffy

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Rougned Odor 16 .312 5 1 2 .312 .874
DJ LeMahieu 11 .091 1 0 0 .167 .258
Gary Sánchez 9 .444 4 0 1 .444 1.000
Aaron Judge 8 .125 1 0 0 .222 .347
Brett Gardner 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Gleyber Torres 5 .600 3 2 6 .600 2.400
Gio Urshela 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Luke Voit 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Giancarlo Stanton 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Miguel Andújar 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees’ offense is averaging 3.8 runs in home games while scoring 4.1 per game away from Yankee Stadium.
  • The Yankees have the No. 26 offense in MLB play scoring 4.0 runs per game (286 total runs).
  • The Yankees have won 35 of the 66 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (53%).
  • New York is 13-14 (winning 48.1% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -177 or shorter.
  • New York has had an over/under set by bookmakers 72 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 31 of those games (31-41).
  • New York was favored on the moneyline for eight of its last 10 games, and finished 4-4 in those matchups.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have scored the 18th-most runs in the league this season with 302 (4.3 per game).
  • They’ve scored 3.7 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 4.8 at home.
  • This season, the Royals have been the underdog 43 times and won 18, or 41.9%, of those games.
  • This season, Kansas City has won six of its 13 games, or 46.2%, when they’re the underdog by at least +145 on the moneyline.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 35 of their 71 games with a total this season.
  • In seven games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by oddsmakers, Kansas City has a record of 3-4.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 15 home runs and 36 runs batted in, while accumulating a team-best batting average of .283.
  • Among the qualified batters in MLB, Judge ranks 22nd in HR (15), and 17th in OBP (.378).
  • Giancarlo Stanton has capitalized on opportunities as he paces his team with 36 RBI.

Yankees Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
DJ LeMahieu 274 .263 38 6 25 .336 .701
Aaron Judge 247 .283 39 15 36 .378 .880
Gio Urshela 242 .273 24 9 31 .317 .759
Gleyber Torres 230 .248 22 3 23 .328 .654
Giancarlo Stanton 192 .260 21 13 36 .341 .841
Gary Sánchez 174 .236 24 11 25 .332 .809
Clint Frazier 171 .187 18 5 12 .305 .627
Brett Gardner 155 .206 16 2 8 .311 .627
Rougned Odor 140 .193 16 7 15 .261 .647
Miguel Andújar 120 .242 15 5 9 .264 .639

Royals Players to Watch

  • Salvador Perez is batting .287 with 18 home runs and 47 RBI. All three of those stats rank first among Kansas City hitters this season.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Perez ranks 23rd in AVG (.287), fifth in HR (18), 14th in RBI (47), and 11th in hits (80).
  • Whit Merrifield has 77 hits and an OBP of .322 to go with a slugging percentage of .408 this season.
  • Merrifield’s 77 hits rank 17th, and his .408 SLG ranks 11th among all qualified batters in the league.
  • Merrifield will look to extend his eight-game hit streak. Over that span, he’s batting .389 with one homer.

Royals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 282 .273 44 6 41 .322 .730
Salvador Pérez 279 .287 35 18 47 .313 .843
Carlos Santana 249 .245 40 11 40 .364 .762
Michael A. Taylor 217 .235 27 5 23 .289 .625
Jorge Soler 215 .181 21 6 28 .284 .610
Hunter Dozier 195 .159 19 7 22 .226 .559
Nicky Lopez 177 .260 29 0 12 .348 .676
Kelvin Gutierrez 122 .221 8 1 8 .258 .569
Hanser Alberto 116 .267 12 0 9 .283 .671
Ryan O’Hearn 57 .211 8 4 8 .262 .701

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