Friday, October 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Yordano Ventura (13-9) vs. Noah Syndergaard (10-8)
The Kansas City Royals take on the New York Mets on Friday at Citi Field in Game 3 of the World Series. The probable starters are Yordano Ventura for the Royals and Noah Syndergaard for the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +135 and New York at -145. The over/under was set at 7. The Royals, with a 97-78 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 81-80 over/under record. The Mets have a 89-77 over/under record and a 90-82 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
The Royals show up with a 104-71 record, including 46-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Yordano Ventura holds a 13-9 record with an earned run average of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.33. In his starts, the Royals are 19-13 over his 181 innings pitched this season while giving up 174 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-15. His teammates are averaging 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 419 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 2.72. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen while being struck out 502 times and walking 191 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.41 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75.
Kansas City ranks 2nd in the league in team batting average at .268 while hitting .260 on the road. The Royals on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 10th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .414. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.24 hits per game and Eric Hosmer leads the team with 188.
New York is 52-33 at home while holding a 97-76 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.20, Noah Syndergaard will come into this game holding a 10-8 record and a 1.05 WHIP. In his starts, the Mets are 14-12 and he has allowed 134 hits over 163 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-13. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 398 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.48. Teams are hitting .230 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 446 times and walking 170 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.19 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.27 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.44.
They rank 28th in the league in team batting average with a .243 average while hitting .233 at home. The Mets on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 22nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .399. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.28 hits per game and Curtis Granderson leads the team with 161.
In terms of team defense, the Royals have a fielding percentage of .985 with 88 total errors, 1,611 assists and 4,356 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 88 errors, accumulating 1,599 assists and compiling 4,388 put outs.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 81-80 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 97-78 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 89-77 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 90-82 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
09/24/15 P Greg Holland Elbow out for season
09/19/15 2B Omar Infante Oblique out indefinitely
07/22/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22); out for season
05/17/15 P Brian Flynn Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/16)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
New York Mets
10/11/15 3B Ruben Tejada Knee out for season
08/05/15 P Rafael Montero Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/30)
07/29/15 P Jenrry Mejia Suspension out for season
06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/12)
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals
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