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Baseball Matchup - New York Mets Kansas City Royals Odds Preview

Kansas City RoyalsNew York Mets
Aug 2, 7:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Kansas City Royals vs New York Mets Odds

54-51TEAM RECORD48-58

The Mets will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Friday, as the Kansas City Royals visit in inter-league play at Citi Field.

The Mets will turn to Dillon Gee and his 7-8 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Royals send Wade Davis (5-9) to the hill.

View Kansas City vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Mets as -122 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 12-rated Mets and the league No. 3-ranked Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between New York and its National League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 12 lineup of the Royals at 4 runs per outing.

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. 2-rated defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-2 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Kansas City at -160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Scott Diamond and the Twins 7-2 on Thursday at Target Field.

The Mets were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Miami at +151 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Tom Koehler in a losing cause, 3-0, against Miami on Thursday.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 3-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 2-4
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Royals at Mets trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets' last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at NY Mets, Saturday, August 3

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