Friday's contest that pits the New York Yankees (81-78) against the Kansas City Royals (54-105) at Kauffman Stadium should be a close matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 6-5 in favor of the Yankees. First pitch is at 8:10 PM ET on September 29.

The Yankees will give the nod to Carlos Rodon (3-7) versus the Royals and Jordan Lyles (5-17).

Royals vs. Yankees Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, September 29, 2023 at 8:10 PM ET
  • Where: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
  • How to Watch on TV: BSKC
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Royals vs. Yankees Score Prediction

Our pick for this contest is Yankees 6, Royals 5.

Total Prediction for Royals vs. Yankees

  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs

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Royals Performance Insights

  • The Royals have played as the underdog in nine of their past 10 games and have gone 7-2 in those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with an over/under, Kansas City and its opponents have combined to eclipse the total seven times.
  • The Royals have put together a 1-1-0 record against the runline over their previous 10 matchups (oddsmakers set runlines in two of those contests).
  • The Royals have been victorious in 46, or 34.1%, of the 135 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This year, Kansas City has won 30 of 95 games when listed as at least +125 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 44.4% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Averaging 4.1 runs per game (657 total), Kansas City is the 25th-highest scoring team in baseball.
  • The Royals have pitched to a 5.16 ERA this season, which ranks 28th in baseball.

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Royals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 23 @ Astros W 3-2 Jordan Lyles vs J.P. France
September 24 @ Astros W 6-5 Steven Cruz vs Hunter Brown
September 26 @ Tigers L 6-3 Zack Greinke vs Reese Olson
September 28 @ Tigers L 8-0 Jonathan Bowlan vs Tarik Skubal
September 28 @ Tigers L 7-3 Cole Ragans vs Sawyer Gipson-Long
September 29 Yankees - Jordan Lyles vs Carlos Rodón
September 30 Yankees - Jordan Lyles vs Clarke Schmidt
October 1 Yankees - Zack Greinke vs Michael King