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Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets - 8/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets at Kansas City Royals
Date & Time Friday August 16, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)
Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri
The Line
Kansas City Royals +182 / New York Mets -195 O/U: 9.5
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The New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals will kick off their MLB series on Friday.

The Mets just finished up a set against the Braves. New York dropped the first two games of that one 5-3 and 6-4. In the Thursday finale, New York slapped 23 hits but had to hang on for a 10-8 win.

For Friday’s game, the Mets will go with Noah Syndergaard in the start. Over his 148.0 innings and 8-5 record this year, Syndergaard has a 3.89 ERA with 145 Ks and 40 BBs.

The Royals played two games versus the Cardinals this week. KC lost both of those, 2-0 on Tuesday and 6-0 on Wednesday.

Kansas City will go with Mike Montgomery on Friday in the start. Across 50.1 innings and a 2-5 mark this year, Montgomery has a 5.19 ERA with 42 Ks and 16 BBs.

The Mets are 5-2 in their last seven in game one of a series and 2-5 in the last seven Friday games. New York is 8-2 in Syndergaard’s last 10 starts and 8-2 in his last 10 on grass.

Meanwhile, the Royals are 0-6 in the last six in game one of a series and 0-4 in their last four Friday games. KC is 1-4 in Montgomery’s last five starts and 3-11 in their last 14 overall.

Syndergaard is on a nice run right now. He’s got six straight quality starts going, with a 2-1 record in that span. During that time, he’s given up nine earned over 42.1 innings.

As for Montgomery, he had three losses in four games right after coming to KC but put up a win and a quality start in Detroit his last time out.

Still, with Syndergaard on his game I have to go Mets here.

New York Mets -195

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