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)

Moneyline

Yankees (-278)

Total

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

Name Status Injury
Giancarlo Stanton 10 Day Injury List Achilles
Luis Severino 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Miguel Castro 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Michael King 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Chad Green 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Zack Britton 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Ben Rortvedt 60 Day Injury List Oblique
Stephen Ridings 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Royals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Edward Olivares 10 Day Injury List Quadricep
Daniel Lynch 15 Day Injury List Hand
Angel Zerpa 15 Day Injury List Knee
Gabe Speier 40 Man Active Illness
Adalberto Mondesi 60 Day Injury List Knee
Jake Brentz 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Tyler Zuber 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

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.

Betting Trends

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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Aaron Judge 99 .300 (17) .382 (13) .676 (2) 9.7% (1) 26.0% (129) 11.8% (23)
Anthony Rizzo 95 .222 (133) .343 (52) .492 (24) 6.0% (9) 16.9% (48) 11.3% (30)
DJ LeMahieu 93 .283 (34) .388 (10) .416 (82) 2.5% (93) 12.3% (11) 13.8% (8)
Andrew Benintendi 96 .315 (5) .387 (11) .392 (106) 0.7% (148) 13.2% (18) 10.7% (40)
Gleyber Torres 91 .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.

Name GP AVG (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 Merrifield 93 .240 (112) .290 (135) .347 (137) 1.2% (138) 14.8% (28) 7.1% (100)
Hunter Dozier 85 .258 (68) .323 (87) .429 (68) 2.6% (90) 22.9% (100) 7.9% (87)
MJ Melendez 70 .231 (-) .317 (-) .421 (-) 3.6% (-) 25.6% (-) 11.4% (-)
Nicky Lopez 95 .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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WRITTEN BY

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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