Royals at Mets - 10/31/15 World Series Game Four Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (103-71) at New York Mets (97-76)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 8:07 pm (Citi Field)
C Young (12-6) (3.00) vs. Steven Matz (4-1) (2.58)
The Line: New York Mets -135 / Kansas City Royals +125 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and New York Mets play game four of the World Series Saturday night.
The Kansas City Royals can still take a big 3-1 series lead with a victory here. The Royals pitching staff let them down in their game three loss by allowing nine runs, which was more than Kansas City gave up in their last three games combined. The Royals have lost eight of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Alcides Escobar leads Kansas City with 21 hits and eight RBI while Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer have combined for 26 RBI. The Royals have produced 15 runs in this series. The Kansas City Royals last four losses have come on the road. Chris Young gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA and 15 strikeouts this postseason.
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The New York Mets look to tie this series up heading into Sunday night. The Mets offense finally broke out, as their nine runs were the most since game three against the Dodgers. Daniel Murphy leads New York with 18 hits and 11 RBI while Curtis Granderson and Yoenis Cespedes have combined for 18 RBI. The Mets have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Pitching wise, the Mets have allowed three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games and had seven strikeouts in game three. The New York Mets have won five of their last six home games. Steven Matz takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA and eight strikeouts this postseason.
The Royals are 7-1 in Youngs last 8 road starts and 4-0 in Youngs last 4 starts overall. The Mets are 14-6 in their last 20 playoff home games and 4-1 in Matzs last 5 starts. The Royals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Matz is a solid pitcher who usuall shows up when pitching in New York, which also happens to be his birth place. I'm not 100 percent sold on Young, a guy who doesn't have GREAT stuff and can be hit. I'm leaning towards the Mets tying this series up with the better pitcher on the mound.