Yankees at Royals 5/19/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/06/2019 at 4:11 PM ET

The Royals, who are one of the worst teams in the league are going to be facing off against the Yankees who are one of the best teams in the majors. So this is going to make this one of those games that could easily tilt in favor of the winning team who has been able to run away with a lot of the season so far.

The Royals are coming into the game here to face the Yankees with a decent hitting offense that has managed to hit at a clip of .260 on the year, but even with the decent hitting have not been able to bring the runners home as the Royals have only scored 173 runs. The pitching for the Royals has been a major problem as the team has an ERA that sits at 5.47 or the worst in the majors.

The Yankees are coming into the game with the second best scoring offense in the majors with 234 runs on the year and they are not that good of a hitting team with an average of .251. The Yankees have a team ERA of 3.69 on the year so far. Luis Severino is heading to the mound for the Yankees. Severino has managed to get a total of 59 innings on the year so far in 9 starts. He has struck out 70 batters while posting a 6-1 record. Severino has an ERA that is sitting at 2.14 on the season.

The Royals are sending out Danny Duffy to the mound. Duffy on the year has been able to throw a total of 47 innings in his 9 starts on the year. Duffy has been able to get a total of 41 strikeouts, but has a 1-5 record and a dismal 6.51 ERA.

The Yankees are going to run roughshod over Duffy in this game. The Yankees offense has been able to score almost at will on the season and the pitcher the Yankees are sending out has nearly unbeatable on the year. Look for the Yankees to bring home the win here rather easily and cover the run line 7-2.

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