Mets at Royals Prediction
The New York Mets outlasted the host Kansas City Royals last night to square the series at a game apiece. Who will win the finale of the interleague series this afternoon?
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Kaufmann Stadium at 2:15PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Mets are a -170 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +160 underdog, while the over-under is set at 10 runs. As of Sunday morning, 76 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
deGrom, Alonso lead way to win
A two-run single up the middle by Pete Alonso in the top of the seventh inning put New York on top for good Saturday night in a 4-1 victory at Kansas City. Alonso finished the contest 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Juan Lagares went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI. Wilson Ramos ended the game 2-for-5. Jacob deGrom picked up the win as he gave up one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts and two walks over seven innings. Seth Lugo notched the save as he struck out one in a perfect inning of work. Zack Wheeler draws the start this afternoon as he enters with a 9-7 record, 4.36 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 151 strikeouts over 144 1/3 innings pitched.
Soler drives in lone run
Kansas City fell by a score of 4-1 at home Saturday night against New York to drop to 44-79 overall and 24-38 at home. Hunter Dozier helped lead the Royals offense as he went 2-for-4. Jorge Soler ended the game 1-for-4 with an RBI. Nicky Lopez was 1-for-3. Jakob Junis took the loss as he surrendered three earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk over 6 1/3 innings. Glenn Sparkman will start today for KC as he comes in with a 3-8 record, 5.45 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 58 strikeouts over 99 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Mets are 7-1 in their last eight interleague road games. New York is 19-7 in its last 26 games overall.
New York found timely offense in the seventh and then addied an insurance run to get yesterday's win. I rate Junis as a better pitcher than Sparkman by every metric, so the Mets offense should flourish today. Wheeler has been inconsistent this season, but threw two gems in a row before taking a few steps back last start. I expect good Wheeler here and a New York win on getaway day.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK METS +170