World Series Game 1 Betting Preview

Kansas City Royals Ben Zobrist

The New York Mets and Kansas City Royals are both in the World Series, and that is pretty much where the similarities end. The Kansas City Royals immerged last season as the darkhorse to become one of the most dominant teams in baseball this season. The New York Mets surprised many by winning the NL East over the surprisingly stale Washington Nationals.

The Royals have made their way back to their second consecutive World Series thanks to a combination of solid, yet unspectacular pitching, and small ball. Kansas City was third in baseball in batting average and second in hits during the regular season, but finished 24th in home runs.

Despite a career that has spanned 11 years and six different teams, Edinson Volquez will be making his first ever start in the World Series Tuesday. The Royals have turned to Volquez in hopes that he can produce a good outing, with in postseason this year being marred by inconsistencies.

The Mets put the MLB on notice when they opened the season 13-3, including an astounding 10-game winning streak within the first three weeks of the season. New York has made it this far on the back of their young pitchers and an offense that has gone off the rails after the All-Star game.

There were concerns about Matt Harvey’s performance in the postseason with so much press around his innings-limit in the regular season, but those were unheeded. The Mets Game 1 starter is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 16 strikeouts so far this postseason. 

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Who Will Be The Dodgers Next Manager?

The Los Angeles Dodgers finally ousted Don Mattingly after his job security was frequently discussed among baseball fans and media. It seems as though that the Dodgers may have already found their next manager within.

There have been numerous reports suggesting that Gabe Kapler is a lock to be at the helm of the Dodgers next season, with Bovada pegging his as a 5/4 favorite to land the position.


History Doesn’t Favor Mets to Win WS

After a dominant NLCS which saw the Mets overwhelm the Chicago Cubs, the Mets are heading back to their first World Series since 2000. By sweeping a talented Cubs team with lights out pitching and clutch hitting, many probably like the Mets’ chances of winning their first World Series since 1986, but history isn’t on their side.


Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets in MLB Betting Odds

The New York Mets battle the visiting Chicago Cubs on Sunday in MLB betting odds action at Citi Field.

will take the mound for the New York Mets, and he'll carry a 17-8 record into the contest. gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs; he's 8-7 so far this season.

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Kansas City Royals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Toronto Blue Jays arrive at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday.

gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 12-14 mark. In the other dugout, brings a 5-0 ledger to the game for the Toronto Blue Jays as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.

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Chicago Cubs at New York Mets Betting Odds and Pick

The New York Mets will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Citi Field.

Chicago puts its faith in starter to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 24-7. Getting the ball for the New York Mets is , who owns a 10-8 record on the season with a 3.31 ERA.

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Can Price Exorcise Postseason Demons?

Blue Jays David Price

The Toronto Blue Jays seem to have taken a page out of the Kansas City Royals’ playbook and have refused to go down without a fight in their American League Championship Series matchup with Game 6 scheduled for Friday night in K.C. The Jays, who were in a big 3-1 hole after getting hammered 14-2 in Game 4, took Game 5 by a score of 7-1 thanks to a fantastic start by Marco Estrada.

Shark Bites
  • Price has allowed 13 runs this postseason, the same number from his last 7 regular season starts.
  • Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas has struggled so far, going 5-for-35 in the playoffs.
  • The Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 games at Kauffman Stadium.

It’s all on ace lefty David Price to force a win or go home Game 7 now, and you’ll have to excuse Bluebirds bettors if they feel a bit worried about that notion. Price has inexplicably never pitched well in the postseason, owning an ugly 0-7 career mark as a starter.

The 30-year-old has allowed 10 runs in 13 2/3 innings in his two starts so far in the 2015 playoffs. Countering on the bump for the Royals will be Yordano Ventura (0-1, 6.57 ERA in the postseason).

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Chicago Cubs Host New York Mets in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Chicago Cubs host New York on Thursday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 101-70 mark against the 97-74 Mets in MLB betting odds action at Wrigley Field.

Chicago sends out against for the New York Mets in this game. is 11-14 with a 3.41 ERA on the season, while is 15-8 on the year and has a 2.85 ERA.

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Mets Aim for Sweep of Cubs in Game 4

The Chicago Cubs will be looking for the nearest DeLorean to go back in time if they can’t pull out a victory over the New York Mets at Wrigley Field Wednesday in the National League Championship Series. Chicago finds itself in a 3-0 hole in the wake of a 5-2 loss on Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 6-1 in Jason Hammel's last seven starts.
  • The Mets are 1-7 in the last seven meetings with the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
  • Kris Bryant is 5-for-31 with one homer and 10 strikeouts in the postseason.

Chicago has only mustered up five runs in the series’ first three games, as the Mets have effectively silenced the Cubs’ big bats. Led by Daniel Murphy, who’s slugged a home run in each contest of the series and five straight stretching back to the NLDS, the Mets have been on cruise control in the late stages of the postseason and have showed no signs of slowing down.

Steven Matz and Jason Hammel are slated to get the ball for the Mets and Cubs, respectfully in Game 4.

The bad news for the Cubbies is it’s only happened once in history – the unforgettable 2004 ALCS between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Bettors of the Cubs will hope they can begin to turn things around tonight without feeling like they’ll want to go back in time themselves.

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KC Looks to Clinch World Series Berth

After an absolute drubbing of the Blue Jays in Game 4, the Royals are on the brink of playing in their second World Series in as many years. Game 4 saw a relentless Royals team drop an amazing 14 runs on the Jays, highlighted by chasing starter R.A. Dickey out of the game after just 1.2 innings. 

Game 5 features a rematch of Game 1 starters Edinson Volquez and Marco Estrada. Volquez got the better of the Jays in Game 1 in Kansas City, allowing no runs and just two hits over six innings, while Estrada had a forgettable performance, allowing three runs in 5.1 innings.

Although teams who gain a 3-1 lead in a seven game series advance 84.5 per cent of the time, Blue Jays fans don’t have to look too far back to 2012, when the San Francisco Giants came back from a 3-1 deficit in the NLCS and later went on to win the World Series.

Going way back to 1985, it was the Blue Jays who had a 3-1 ALCS lead vs the Royals, only to see the Royals come back to win the series and go on to win the World Series. 
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