Yankees vs Royals Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 29

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The New York Yankees (67-33) will host the Kansas City Royals (39-60), Friday at 7:05 PM ET, with the Royals on a three-game losing skid. The Yankees will give the start to Gerrit Cole (9-3), and the Royals will turn to Kris Bubic (2-6).

Sportsbooks have made the Yankees heavy favorites at home (-359). The Royals are +282 as the road underdogs. The game has an over/under of 8.5 runs.

Yankees vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

New York Yankees (-1.5)


Yankees (-359)


8.5 Runs (Over: -104, Under: -117)

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

  • Game Day: Friday, July 29, 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

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
Nicky LopezDay-to-dayRest
Bobby Witt Jr.Day-to-dayHamstring

Last Time Out: Yankees and Royals

These clubs meet again after the Yankees beat the Royals 1-0 yesterday. Clay Holmes picked up the win for the Yankees (1.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K), and Aaron Judge led the way offensively (1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI). Scott Barlow (0.00 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 K) took the loss for the Royals.

Betting Trends

Yankees Betting Records and Team Stats

The Yankees have won 63, or 68.5%, of the 92 games they’ve played as favorites this season. New York has played as a favorite of -359 or more once this season and won that game. The moneyline for this contest implies a 78.2% chance of a victory for the Yankees. So far this season, New York and its opponents have hit the over in 49 of their 100 games with a total. The Yankees are 48-52-0 ATS in their 100 games with a spread this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Aaron Judge97.293 (28).375 (16).653 (2)9.2% (1)26.4% (132)11.6% (26)
Anthony Rizzo94.219 (141).339 (55).483 (26)5.9% (12)17.1% (50)11.2% (35)
DJ LeMahieu91.281 (37).386 (10).408 (89)2.3% (102)12.3% (12)13.6% (8)
Gleyber Torres89.263 (64).322 (93).479 (29)4.6% (30)18.6% (62)7.2% (103)
Andrew Benintendi94.316 (6).383 (11).393 (106)0.8% (149)13.5% (18)9.9% (54)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have come away with 28 wins in the 77 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. Kansas City has played as an underdog of +282 or more just one time this year and came away with a win in that game. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 26.2% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Kansas City and their opponents have gone over in 46 of their 99 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Royals are 46-53-0 against the spread in their 99 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr.92.255 (77).298 (126).456 (53)3.7% (53)22.7% (100)5.3% (138)
Whit Merrifield91.237 (116).288 (141).341 (144)1.2% (138)15.1% (30)7.2% (103)
Hunter Dozier83.264 (62).327 (81).439 (62)2.7% (88)21.9% (97)7.8% (92)
MJ Melendez68.233 (-).316 (-).429 (-)3.7% (-)25.4% (-)11.0% (-)
Nicky Lopez93.244 (101).298 (126).295 (154)0.0% (154)14.4% (23)6.0% (127)

Yankees vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Yankees will pick up the win in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-359). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up over the total (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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