New York Mets at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Picks & World Series Odds - 10-28-2015
by Josh Schonwald - 10/27/2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jacob deGrom (17-8) vs. Johnny Cueto (5-8)
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The New York Mets take on the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium in Game 2 of the World Series. The Mets send Jacob deGrom to the mound to face Johnny Cueto of the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -105 and Kansas City at -115. 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 have a 79-80 over/under record and a 95-78 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 55% of the time.
The Mets show up with a 97-74 record, including 45-41 on the road. Jacob deGrom has an earned run average of 2.47 and is 17-8 so far on the season while having a 0.98 WHIP. He's pitched 211 innings thus far while surrendering 164 hits over that time and when he starts, the Mets are 23-10. The Mets are also 16-16 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 446 and walked 170 batters this season while opposing teams hit .230 against them. New York has a team average of 8.18 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.33 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.42, they are 4th in the league.
New York ranks 28th in the league in team batting average at .244 while hitting .254 on the road. The Mets hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 21st in baseball. With 160 hits, Curtis Granderson leads the team while his team ranks 27th in hits per game with 8.3.
Kansas City is 56-31 at home while holding a 102-71 overall record on the season. Johnny Cueto is starting this game 5-8 for the season with an earned run average of 5.27 and a WHIP of 1.44. He's pitched 97.1 innings thus far while surrendering 116 hits over that time in which the Royals are 6-10. The Royals are also 12-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.72 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. The Royals bullpen has struck out 502 batters and walked 191 this season while opposing teams have hit .211 against them. Kansas City has a team average of 8.47 hits per game and are averaging 7.41 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.78, they are 11th in the league.
They rank 2nd in the league in team batting average with a .269 average while hitting .278 at home. The Royals hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 10th in baseball. With 188 hits, Eric Hosmer leads the team while his team ranks 3rd in hits per game with 9.23.
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. Over the course of this season, the Royals have accumulated 88 errors while having 1,611 assists and 4,356 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets
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