Online MLB Betting Pick on Kansas City Royals vs New York Mets

Posted by Henry Watkins on June 20, 2016 in

When you take a look at the current MLB standings, you can clearly see that there are some lopsided divisions right now. It’s easy to forget that there are still a ton of games to be played, and that teams who are down right now may very well find a way to get back into the picture. The New York Mets are 6 games back of the Nationals in the NL East, but they are doing enough to hang in there with a team that has put together one of the best records in baseball this season. The defending champion Kansas City Royals are just a half-game back in their division race, and they know better than anyone that the season is a marathon, not a sprint. The Mets and Royals are a pair of very good teams, and we are going to get to see a rare match-up between them when they start a 2-game series in New York on Tuesday night. Be sure to check out to see all the latest live odds for this one.

Closer Look at the Online MLB Betting Pick on Kansas City Royals vs New York Mets & Game Info

When: Tuesday, June 21 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: Citi Field, New York
Starting Pitchers: Ian Kennedy Vs Noah Syndergaard
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Why Bet on the New York Mets?

The Mets (36-32) always knew that they were going to be in for a scrap with the Washington Nationals in the NL East, but they probably didn’t figure on the Miami Marlins being as good as they have been this season. The Mets are currently in 3 rd in the division, and really haven’t been doing themselves any favors of late. They have lost 6 of their last 8, and are coming into this one after being swept by the lowly Atlanta Braves. It’s way too early yet to panic, but this team needs to do more if they want to play in the postseason again this year. Noah Syndergaard (7-2, 1.91 ERA) will start for the Mets.

Why Bet on the Kansas City Royals?

The Royals (38-31) are finding out just how tough it is to come into the season as defending World Series champions. They have been plagued by inconsistency all season long, the evidence of which can be seen in their last batch of games. They started the month of June by losing 8-straight, but have since rebounded to win 8 of their last 9. Part of the problem for the Royals is that they are now playing in an AL Central Division that is more competitive than it has been in quite some time. Just 5.5 games separate 1 st from 4 th right now, and it looks as though things are going to stay tight for a while. Ian Kennedy (5-5, 4.17 ERA) will head to the mound
for the Royals on Tuesday night.

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Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

As much as I like the Mets chances with Syndergaard on the mound, the team as a whole isn’t doing enough to win right now. The Royals are suddenly hot, and I think they can steal this one on the road.

Kansas City Royals 4 New York Mets 3