The New York Mets will turn to Matt Harvey to extend the World Series after a blunder-filled ending to Game 4 has them down 3-1 to the Kansas City Royals. Harvey has been stellar at Citi Field with a 7-1 record and a 1.46 ERA in his past 13 starts as home.
- The Mets have never won a postseason series when down 3-1.
- The OVER has hit in every game in the series.
- Volquez is 0-3 with a 5.66 ERA in his career at Citi Field.
Daniel Murphy’s eighth inning error on a grounder from Eric Hosmer led to a three-run inning for the Royals, which ultimately gave them the win 5-3 on Saturday. Then in the ninth, with two runners on base, Yoenis Cespesdes found himself too far off first and was doubled up off a lineout to third to end the game.
If we have learned one thing about these Royals, it is to never count them out. Kansas City has scored 44 runs in the seventh inning or later this postseason, which shatters the previous record of 36 by the 2002 Angels.
Edinson Volquez will get the start for the Royals only days after his father passed away. Volquez, who was not informed of his father’s passing prior to Game 1 so he could focus on pitching at the request of his family, has struggled on the road during the postseason. In three career postseason starts, two of which have been this postseason, Volquez is 0-3 with a 8.76 ERA.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the New York Mets as -134 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bodog.
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.1-4.5 win for the Royals on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Kansas City Royals vs New York Mets Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The New York Mets bring a 98-76 record to the battle against the 105-72 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Kansas City injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Mets rated this week at No. 14 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 19.
On offense, it’s a battle between the New York Mets and its No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 4.25 runs per nine innings, against the No. 5 line up of the Kansas City Royals at 4.56 runs per outing.
New York owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.25 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City’s No. 11-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Royals enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Mets on Saturday, with C Young throwing 1 innings of 0-hit ball at Citi Field.
- Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
- Kansas City is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games on the road
- NY Mets is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 5 games
- NY Mets is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
- NY Mets is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City home to New York, Tuesday, November 3rd