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The Kansas City Royals will host Game 1 of the World Series tonight for the second consecutive year as the New York Mets visit Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals are hoping to change their fortune from last year as they lost in 7 games to the Champion San Francisco Giants.
The Royals are currently a home dog in this one, paying +101 for the win, while the Mets come in as the favorite at -111. The Run Line (1½) has the Mets paying +150 with the Royals at -170.
The Mets will play in their first World Series since 2000 after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in 5 games and impressively sweeping the Chicago Cubs in 4 games. The Mets showed they were a legitimate contender after taking care of two of MLB’s premier pitchers, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the NLDS.
Game 1 of the NLDS saw Mets starter Jacob deGrom best Kershaw, dominating 7 innings, allowing no runs on 5 hits while striking out 13 and walking one. He also took care of Greinke in Game 5 to clinch the series scattering 6 hits over six innings. As was deGrom’s problem at times this year, he had trouble getting out of the 1st inning, giving up two runs on 4 hits but didn’t allow another run, scattering 2 hits through his next 5 innings.
What Daniel Murphy has done cannot go unnoticed. His game winning homerun in Game 5 in the top of the 6th was his third of the series and second of six consecutive games of his record breaking streak he is currently on. Murphy has homered in six consecutive post season games, passing Carlos Beltran who homered in 5 straight during the 2004 postseason.
After the Dodgers came the Cubs, who the Mets quickly ousted in 4 games. They showed they have best young starting rotation in baseball on the way to sweeping the NLCS, giving up a total of 8 runs. Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard got wins over Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta in games 1 and 2 respectively, while deGrom and Steven Matz did their part in games 3 and 4.
The Kansas City Royals got past the pesky Houston Astros in five games and the high powered Toronto Blue Jays in 6 to make their second straight Fall Classic appearance. After the Royals fell behind in the ALDS 2-1, they scored 16 runs in the final two games to move on to the ALDS.
Their offensive output didn’t stop there, as they scored 38 runs in six games, including a 14 run, 15 hit shelling in Game 4 against the Jays. Kansas City was treated to timely pitching from World Series Game 1 starter Edinson Volquez , Johnny Cueto and an all-star bullpen to get them back to the World Series.
Even though the Royals have been producing runs, I expect them to be harder to come by for them this series. Matt Harvey gets the nod tonight, and he will be hungry to hold the Royal bats at bay. Take the Mets Run Line at +150 in a low scoring affair. If you are unsure on Run Line wagering, visit the Baseball section of our sportsbook rules page.
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