Royals at Mets - 6/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (38-31) at New York Mets (36-32)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
I Kennedy (5-5) (4.17) vs. N Syndergaard (7-2) (1.91)
The Line: New York Mets / Kansas City Royals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and New York Mets clash early Monday night at Citi Field.
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Royals have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals offense has clearly heated up lately, and they’ve won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 82 hits, Lorenzo Cain has 37 RBI and Salvador Perez has 12 home runs. Ian Kennedy gets the nod, and he’s 5-5 with a 4.17 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 5-2 with a 4.47 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
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The New York Mets could use a nice win after losing six of their last eight games. The Mets have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The New York Mets have an ERA of 3.21 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Asdrubal Cabrera leads New York with 66 hits, Yoenis Cespedes has 43 RBI and Neil Walker has 14 home runs. Noah Syndergaard takes the hill, and he’s 7-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. This will be Syndergaard’s second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Kennedys last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Mets are 35-16 in their last 51 during game 1 of a series and 6-1 in Syndergaards last 7 starts. The Royals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Mets are going to turn things around eventually, and it might as well come at home against the team that beat them in last year's World Series. It also helps that Syndergaard is on the hill, one of the top pitchers in the game. Give me the Mets.