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New York Mets host Kansas City Royals in baseball action

Kansas City RoyalsNew York Mets
Aug 3, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Kansas City Royals vs New York Mets Odds

54-52TEAM RECORD49-58

The Kansas City Royals will look to grab an inter-league road victory when they take on the Mets in New York at Citi Field on Saturday in baseball action.

For the Mets, Jeremy Hefner gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Bruce Chen, 1-0 on the year.

View Kansas City vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Royals listed as favorites of 111 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Mets sit at No. 12 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 3 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 7 in the American League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

New York owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 1-rated defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Mets. Bettors on New York at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City lost in extra innings against the Mets on Friday as New York edged them 4-2 at Citi Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 4-3
After playing NY Mets are 3-3
After a loss are 5-5

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 2-5
After playing Kansas City are 3-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Mets trends to consider:
Kansas City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets' last 13 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at NY Mets, Sunday, August 4