MLB Matchups  >>  NY Yankees Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 05/10/2013

The New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Kauffman Stadium.

Philip Hughes will be the starting pitcher for the Yankees on this day. Righthander Hughes is 1-2 this season with a 3.60 ERA.

The Royals will counter Hughes with Wade Davis. Righthander Davis has a 4.75 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Yankees, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
New York won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Rockies on May 9. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Royals were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
New York has won 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
New York: 20-13 SU
Kansas City: 18-13 SU
NEW YORK MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing NY Yankees

NEXT UP:
Kansas City home to NY Yankees, Saturday, May 11