Yankees vs Royals Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 28

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On Thursday, the New York Yankees (66-33) are hosting the Kansas City Royals (39-59), at 7:05 PM ET. The Yankees have dropped two straight, and the Royals have lost two in a row. The Yankees will hand the ball to Jameson Taillon (9-2), and the Royals will turn to Brady Singer (4-3).

The Yankees are moderate favorites on the moneyline (-235) at home over the Royals (+196). The game has an over/under of 8.5 runs.

Yankees vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

New York Yankees (-1.5)


Yankees (-235)


8.5 Runs (Over: -118, Under: -103)

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When, Where, at What Time is Yankees vs. Royals

  • Game Day: Thursday, July 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • Location: The Bronx, New York
  • Stadium: Yankee Stadium

Yankees Injury Report

Giancarlo Stanton10 Day Injury ListAchilles
Luis Severino15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Miguel Castro15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Michael King60 Day Injury ListElbow
Chad Green60 Day Injury ListElbow
Zack Britton60 Day Injury ListElbow
Ben Rortvedt60 Day Injury ListOblique
Stephen Ridings60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Aaron HicksDay-to-dayHamstring

Royals Injury Report

Edward Olivares10 Day Injury ListQuadricep
Salvador Pérez10 Day Injury ListThumb
Daniel Lynch15 Day Injury ListHand
Jon Heasley15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Angel Zerpa15 Day Injury ListKnee
Gabe Speier40 Man ActiveIllness
Adalberto Mondesi60 Day Injury ListKnee
Jake Brentz60 Day Injury ListElbow
Tyler Zuber60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Bobby Witt Jr.Day-to-dayHamstring

Last Time Out: Yankees and Royals

The Yankees lost 3-2 against the Mets yesterday, with Wandy Peralta taking the loss. He threw zero innings, giving up one earned run on three hits. Gleyber Torres went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Yankees offensively.

The Royals fell to the Angels 4-0 yesterday. Ryan O’Hearn led the way offensively after going 3-for-4 in the defeat, while Brad Keller took the loss on the mound, throwing six innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits while striking out five.

Betting Trends

Yankees Betting Records and Team Stats

The Yankees have won 62, or 68.1%, of the 91 games they’ve played as favorites this season. This season, New York has won 15 of its 18 games, or 83.3%, when favored by at least -235 on the moneyline. The Yankees have a 70.1% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. So far this season, New York and its opponents have hit the over in 49 of their 99 games with a total. The Yankees are 48-51-0 against the spread in their 99 chances this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Aaron Judge96.292 (30).374 (16).648 (2)9.0% (1)26.2% (129)11.4% (31)
Anthony Rizzo93.220 (139).339 (57).486 (26)5.9% (12)17.0% (49)11.3% (35)
DJ LeMahieu91.281 (39).386 (11).408 (89)2.3% (101)12.3% (12)13.6% (8)
Gleyber Torres88.263 (63).322 (92).481 (30)4.7% (26)18.7% (64)7.3% (100)
Isiah Kiner-Falefa89.275 (44).318 (99).328 (147)0.0% (154)13.9% (20)5.2% (142)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have come away with 28 wins in the 76 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. This season, Kansas City has been victorious two times in 11 chances when named as an underdog of at least +196 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 33.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in 46 of their 98 opportunities. The Royals have an against the spread record of 45-53-0 in 98 games with a line this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr.92.255 (79).298 (125).456 (50)3.7% (53)22.7% (99)5.3% (139)
Andrew Benintendi93.320 (5).387 (10).398 (102)0.8% (149)13.3% (17)10.0% (54)
Whit Merrifield90.240 (109).291 (134).344 (143)1.3% (136)14.8% (29)7.3% (100)
Hunter Dozier82.268 (53).331 (74).445 (60)2.7% (89)21.9% (97)7.9% (89)
Michael A. Taylor71.279 (-).350 (-).402 (-)2.3% (-)23.0% (-)9.7% (-)

Yankees vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for Yankees vs. Royals sees the Yankees (-235 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the total, we pick the over on 8.5 runs.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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