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Expect Offense in World Series Rematch

Though you don’t immediately think of the New York Mets or Kansas City Royals as offensive juggernauts, there have been runs aplenty when the two square off against one another. The OVER is 6-1 in the past seven contests between the Mets and Royals with the two teams combining for an average of 8.7 runs per game.

Shark Bites
  • The Royals have won seven of the last eight games against the Mets.
  • Steven Matz will be available out of the bullpen for the Mets.
  • Lorenzo Cain reached base in three of his four plate appearances when these teams met Sunday.

New York will send fireballer Noah Syndergaard to the mound with the youngster looking to continue his solid play against KC. Thor has only pitched once in his young career against the Royals, though that came in Game 3 of the World Series, with Syndergaard going 6.0 innings while allowing three runs and tallying six strikeouts.

The Royals will counter with finesse pitcher Chris Young who posted a 3.06 ERA and 1.09 WHIP last season. Young pitched twice in the World Series against the Mets with the veteran allowing just two hits over 7.0 innings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 105 at BetOnline for Tuesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.6-2.4 win for the Royals on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Mets vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 1-0 heading into this matchup, while the New York Mets sit at 0-1 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs New York injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Royals rated this week at No. 14 and the New York Mets sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting New York Mets rank No. 13 at 7 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 8 ranking in that category.

New York brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Kansas City on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • NY Mets is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 7 games
  • NY Mets is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of NY Mets's last 22 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing NY Mets

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Philadelphia, Friday, April 8th
Kansas City home to Minnesota, Friday, April 8th