Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey (15-8) vs. Edinson Volquez (14-11)
The New York Mets head to Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday to take on the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the World Series. The Mets send Matt Harvey to the mound to face Edinson Volquez of the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -115 and Kansas City at +105. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Mets have a 87-77 over/under record and a 90-80 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Royals are 95-78 against the run line and have a 79-80 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Mets come into this game with a 97-74 record, and they are 45-41 away from home. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey holds a 15-8 record with an earned run average of 2.72 and a WHIP of 1.03. The Mets are 19-12 over his 202 innings pitched and he's also given up 167 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 18-12. He is getting 4.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .230 against the Mets bullpen while walking 170 times and striking out 446 times. New York is averaging 8.33 strikeouts per game while getting 8.18 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.42.
As a team, New York is batting .244, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Mets hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 21st in baseball. Curtis Granderson leads the team in hits with 160 while the team ranks 27th in baseball with 8.3 hits per game.
With a 102-71 overall record, Kansas City will come into this game 56-31 at home. With an earned run average of 3.61, Edinson Volquez will come into this game holding a 14-11 record and a 1.31 WHIP. The Royals have a record of 23-13 over the 217 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 200 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 16-17. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.72 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .211 against the Royals bullpen while walking 191 times and striking out 502 times. Kansas City is averaging 7.41 strikeouts per game while getting 8.47 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .278 average at home. The Royals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 10th in baseball. Eric Hosmer leads the team in hits with 188 while the team ranks 3rd in baseball with 9.23 hits a game.
New York has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 88 errors with 1,599 assists and 4,388 put outs for the season. The Royals have committed 88 errors on the season with 1,611 assists and 4,356 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 87-77 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 90-80 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 79-80 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 95-78 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
10/24/15 P Matt Harvey Tricep expected to start Game #1 of World Series
10/21/15 CF Yoenis Cespedes Shoulder is upgraded to probable Game #1 of World Series
10/11/15 3B Ruben Tejada Knee out for season
09/26/15 3B Juan Uribe Chest out indefinitely
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
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets
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