Yankees vs Royals Odds, Picks & Predictions – July 31

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The New York Yankees (69-33) will attempt to build on a three-game winning streak on Sunday versus the Kansas City Royals (39-62), with first pitch at 1:35 PM ET at Yankee Stadium. The starting pitchers are Jordan Montgomery (3-3) for the Yankees, and Zack Greinke (3-6) for the Royals.

Sportsbooks have made the Yankees heavy favorites at home (-278). The Royals are +228 as the road underdogs. The game’s total is set at 9.

Yankees vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

New York Yankees (-1.5)


Yankees (-278)


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

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

  • Game Day: Sunday, July 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:35 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
Daniel Lynch15 Day Injury ListHand
Angel Zerpa15 Day Injury ListKnee
Gabe Speier40 Man ActiveIllness
Adalberto Mondesi60 Day Injury ListKnee
Jake Brentz60 Day Injury ListElbow
Tyler Zuber60 Day Injury ListShoulder

Last Time Out: Yankees and Royals

Nestor Cortes Jr. (5.00 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 5 K) registered the win in the Yankees’ 8-2 victory over the Royals yesterday. Aaron Judge led the way offensively, going 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Jon Heasley (3.00 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 1 K) was handed the loss for the Royals.

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Yankees Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Yankees have won 65 out of the 94 games, or 69.1%, in which they’ve been favored. New York is 9-2 this season when entering a game favored by -278 or more on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 73.5% chance of a victory for the Yankees. New York and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 51 of their 102 opportunities. In 102 games with a spread this season, the Yankees are 50-52-0 ATS.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Aaron Judge99.300 (17).382 (13).676 (2)9.7% (1)26.0% (129)11.8% (23)
Anthony Rizzo95.222 (133).343 (52).492 (24)6.0% (9)16.9% (48)11.3% (30)
DJ LeMahieu93.283 (34).388 (10).416 (82)2.5% (93)12.3% (11)13.8% (8)
Andrew Benintendi96.315 (5).387 (11).392 (106)0.7% (148)13.2% (18)10.7% (40)
Gleyber Torres91.265 (59).321 (93).480 (29)4.5% (34)19.4% (72)7.0% (102)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have won in 28, or 35.4%, of the 79 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Kansas City has been victorious two times in nine chances when named as an underdog of at least +228 or longer on the moneyline. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 30.5% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in 48 of their 101 opportunities. In 101 games with a line this season, the Royals have a mark of 46-55-0 against the spread.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr.93.252 (83).295 (129).451 (54)3.7% (55)23.5% (106)5.2% (137)
Whit Merrifield93.240 (112).290 (135).347 (137)1.2% (138)14.8% (28)7.1% (100)
Hunter Dozier85.258 (68).323 (87).429 (68)2.6% (90)22.9% (100)7.9% (87)
MJ Melendez70.231 (-).317 (-).421 (-)3.6% (-)25.6% (-)11.4% (-)
Nicky Lopez95.245 (98).298 (127).295 (151)0.0% (151)14.4% (22)5.8% (125)

Yankees vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Yankees will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-278). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up under the total (9 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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