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Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets

The Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Citi Field.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Bruce Chen in this game. Chen has a 1-0 record and a 1.50 ERA this season.

The Mets will counter Chen with Jeremy Hefner. Righthander Hefner has a 4.10 ERA to go along with a 4-8 record this season.

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.

Team records:
Kansas City: 54-52 SU
New York: 49-58 SU

Kansas City most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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's 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's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets's last 13 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets home to Kansas City, Sunday, August 4