Mets at Royals - 10/27/15 World Series Game One Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (97-74) at Kansas City Royals (101-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 8:07 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Matt Harvey vs. Edinson Volquez
The Line: Kansas City Royals -101 / New York Mets -109 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and Kansas City Royals play game one of the World Series Tuesday night.
The New York Mets are playing in their first World Series since 2000 and are coming off a sweep of the Chicago Cubs. The Mets have been getting the job done with a pitching staff that has a postseason ERA of 2.81 and has 91 strikeouts in nine games. The Mets have won seven of their last eight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Daniel Murphy leads New York with 16 hits and 11 RBI while Curtis Granderson and Yoenis Cespedes have combined for 14 RBI. The Mets have scored four or more runs in four straight games. The Mets are 4-1 on the road this postseason. Matt Harvey gets the nod, and he’s 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 16 strikeouts this postseason.
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The Kansas City Royals are playing in back-to-back World Series’ and are coming off a six-game series against the Blue Jays. The Royals have relied on their offense that has scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. Alcides Escobar leads Kansas City with 17 hits and five RBI while Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer have combined for 21 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won 14 of their last 16 games when scoring more than three runs. The Royals pitching staff has an ERA of 4.41 and has struck out 114 batters in 11 games. The Royals are 5-1 on their home field this postseason. Edinson Volquez gets the ball, and he's 1-2 with a 4.32 ERA and 15 strikeouts this postseason.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 playoff road games and 5-2 in Harveys last 7 starts. The Royals are 5-0 in their last 5 playoff home games and 19-9 in their last 28 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
This matchup is a complete toss-up. However, the Royals have been in this spot before, are extremely tough to beat at home and have the advantage with their offense. I like Kansas City to win this series and start by getting game one.