MLB Futures: 2016 World Series Odds

With the Kansas City Royals winning the World Series in five games over the New York Mets, it’s time to look ahead to the 2016 season to see who oddsmakers like to win it all. Online sportsbook Bovada has released odds for the upcoming season and have tabbed the Chicago Cubs as +1000 favorites to win the World Series.


New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the New York Mets invade Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday.

gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 13-10 mark. In the other dugout, brings a 11-8 ledger to the game for the New York Mets as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.

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New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

MLB wagering interest swings to the New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals battle on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

, with a record of 17-9 on the season, gets the ball for the New York Mets, while the Kansas City Royals trot to the mound in this one. He is 13-14 so far in 2015.

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World Series Game 5 Odds: KC vs NYM

New York Mets Matt Harvey

The New York Mets will turn to Matt Harvey to extend the World Series after a blunder-filled ending to Game 4 has them down 3-2 to the Kansas City Royals. Harvey has been stellar at Citi Field with a 7-1 record and a 1.46 ERA in his past 13 starts as home.

Daniel Murphy’s eighth inning error on a grounder from Eric Hosmer led to a three-run inning for the Royals, which ultimately gave them the win 5-3 on Saturday. Then in the ninth, with two runners on base, Yoenis Cespesdes found himself too far off first and was doubled up off a lineout to third to end the game.

If we have learned one thing about these Royals, it is to never count them out. Kansas City has scored 44 runs in the seventh inning or later this postseason, which shatters the previous record of 36 by the 2002 Angels.

Edinson Volquez will get the start for the Royals only days after his father passed away. Volquez, who was not informed of his father’s passing prior to Game 1 so he could focus on pitching at the request of his family, has struggled on the road during the postseason. In three career postseason starts, two of which have been this postseason, Volquez is 0-3 with a 8.76 ERA.

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World Series Game 4 Odds: NYM vs KC

Heading into Game 3 of the World Series, it seemed as though it may be a bit of a cakewalk for the Kansas City Royals, but the New York Mets disagreed with an emphatic 9-3 on Friday. The Mets have relished in their opportunities to play at Citi Field this postseason with a 4-1 record while averaging 6.2 runs at home during the playoffs.

The Mets offense looked stagnant through the first two games of the series, but exploded in Game 3 thanks to David Wright and Curtis Granderson. The two players were 4-for-19 through the first two games of the World Series, but went 4-for-10 with six RBIs on Friday night.

The Royals struggled mightily to catch up to pitcher Noah Syndergaard in Game 3 with Kansas City swinging and missing 16 times in the game. Expect to see leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar come out with a chip on his shoulder on Halloween night as the first pitch of Game 3 narrowly missed his head and he had no problem pointing it out after the game.

Steven Matz, a New York-native and lifelong Mets fan, will get take to the bump for New York on Saturday. There were question marks surrounding Matz coming into the playoffs as he had the second fewest starts of any postseason starter in history, but the youngster proved any doubters wrong with a 3.72 ERA and eight Ks through 9.2 innings of work during the postseason.

The Royals will send former Mets pitcher Chris Young to oppose his old club Halloween night. Young’s last appearance saw him pitch three innings of relief in the 14-inning marathon Game 1 in the World Series. Young has a 2.31 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 11.2 innings of work this postseason. 

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World Series Game 3 Odds: NYM vs KC

Mets’ fans and bettors will be hoping there’s no place like home for their team as the Mets try to dig themselves out of a 0-2 series hole. The Mets and Royals will play the first of three in the Big Apple tonight with Noah Syndergaard and Yordano ‘Ace’ Ventura facing off in a battle of young fireballers. 

Their backs are against the wall, but 11 teams have come back to win the World Series after being down 0-2, including the 1986 Mets. The Mets have won three of their four playoff games at home so far this postseason, scoring a total of 22 runs while allowing 13. Syndergaard’s lack of playoff experience hasn’t hindered him during the playoffs, as ‘Thor’ currently has a 2.77 ERA and 20 strikeouts over 13 innings pitched.

The Royals enter the game going 7-3 over their last 10 on the road. Ventura’s postseason ERA sits at 5.09 and in his lone playoff road start vs the Astros he allowed two home runs in five innings pitched while striking out eight. 

No player on the Royals has ever faced Syndergaard, while Yoenis Cespedes is the only Mets player which experience vs Ventura, registering one hit in seven at bats.  

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World Series Betting Odds Tracker

With the MLB playoffs now set we look at how the World Series contenders’ odds have risen and fallen over the course of 162 games. All the teams in the hunt, as well as their futures lines from online sportsbook Bovada, are listed in the chart below; make sure to check back this postseason for odds updates.


MLB: Royals vs Mets Game 2 WS Odds

Mets pitcher deGrom

After a 14-inning thriller in Game 1 of the World Series, the Royals will look to grab a commanding 2-0 lead over the Mets. Royals bettors and fans will be happy know that the Game 1 winner has won 16 of the past 18 World Series, including the last five in a row. As of Tuesday morning, the Royals were listed as -175 favorites to win the series on Bodog. 

Jacob deGrom will be tasked will halting Kansas City’s momentum tonight, as he’ll look to add to his impressive playoff resume. In 20 total innings pitched this postseason, deGrom has allowed just four runs while registering 27 strikeouts over his three starts. All three of his playoff starts have been on the road, so he shouldn’t be phased by the Kauffman Stadium crowd.

Johnny Cueto, meanwhile, will take the hill for the Royals in hopes of improving upon his ugly 7.88 ERA thus far in the 2015 Postseason. Cueto has been far from ace-like for the Royals, but was a much better pitcher at home this season, with an ERA almost a run lower at home compared to pitching on the road. He’s also been successful at silencing some of the Mets’ big bats throughout his career, as Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda are a combined 6 for 32 vs Cueto.

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Full List of World Series Betting Props

New York Mets Daniel Murphy

Looking for something other than sides and totals to wager on in the Fall Classic? Online sportsbook Bovada has you covered.

The 2015 edition of the World Series featuring the American League champion Kansas City Royals and the National League representative New York Mets is certainly not short on betting options. In MVP markets, it's no shocker to see Daniel Murphy - he of seven spectacular postseason home runs - as the runaway favorite to claim the award.


Mets vs Royals: World Series Prices

New York Mets Daniel Murphy celebrates

After nearly seven months of baseball, only the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals remain. One of these two teams are going to break their long drought, with the Royals' last World Series win coming in 1985 and the Mets' in 1986. With the two teams clearly separating themselves from the rest of the MLB, Bovada opened both teams at -110 to win the Fall Classic.



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