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New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals Preview

Kansas City RoyalsNew York Mets
Aug 4, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Kansas City Royals vs New York Mets Odds

55-52TEAM RECORD49-59

Kansas City travels to New York for inter-league play on Sunday, hoping to secure a victory over the Mets.

For the Mets, Zack Wheeler gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ervin Santana, 7-6 on the year.

View Kansas City vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mets were listed as +107 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Mets, most recently No. 12 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's National League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 12 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Mets have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

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.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Mets on August 3. Bettors who backed the Royals at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Mets on Saturday as the Royals defeated them 4-3 at Citi Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 4-3
After a win are 8-2

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 3-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Royals at Mets trends to consider:
Kansas City is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City home to Minnesota, Monday, August 5
NY Mets home to Colorado, Tuesday, August 6