Noah Syndergaard (10-8, 3.20 ERA) and the New York Mets take on Yordano Ventura (13-9, 4.18 ERA) and the Kansas City Royals in Game 3 of the World Series at Citi Field. The Royals won the last game 7-1, and Kansas City leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 8:07 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 30 and can be seen on FOX.

Syndergaard pitched 5.2 innings in Game 2 of the League Championship Series, surrendering one run, striking out nine and walking one in a 4-1 win over the Cubs. Lucas Duda (.246, 69 Rs, 28 HRs, 80 RBIs) had another good game Wednesday, going 2 for 3 with one RBI. Ventura went 5.1 innings, surrendering one run, striking out five and walking two in a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays in Game 6 of the League Championship Series. Kendrys Morales (.287, 86 Rs, 26 HRs, 116 RBIs) went 1 for 4 Wednesday.

New York is a -145 favorite against Kansas City and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. For updated lines, check out BTB's MLB Baseball Odds.

The Mets have recorded an overall money line of +596 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 72-34. In interleague play, they have a solid 7-5 record as the favorite but a 9-11 SU. The Mets have seen a decline in scoring against teams in the AL, averaging 3.3 runs per game. They average 4.2 runs per game on the season. The Mets are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 518. New York's pitchers fall apart when American League teams are on the field. Its average runs allowed per game rises to 4.3 against AL teams, compared to its 3.8 season average. The Mets are the second-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 1.175 so far this season.

In games where it is the underdog, Kansas City has a 37-30 record and an overall money line of +1,904. Kansas City has put in a mixed performance against National League opponents, coming in with a nice record SU ({}) but quite a few losses as the underdog (3-5). The Royals have a dynamic offense, ranking third in the league with 521 extra base hits. The Royals are an excellent base stealing team with 112 stolen bases, ranking fourth in the MLB. Kansas City's pitching staff is one of the best in the AL at pitching on the road, with a 3.80 ERA. When it comes to preventing batters from getting hits, the Royals are fifth in the AL on the road with an average of 8.5 hits allowed per away game.

The Royals have the edge in the season series, 2-0. The Mets have a 72-56 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Ventura takes the mound. Syndergaard (RHP) will be on the hill against the Royals, who have a 64-41 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - KC, O/U - Over


New York has won 60% (42-28) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Kansas City has won 64% (45-25) of its games when taking a late lead.

The Royals are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded four strikeouts. The Mets have a record of 17-4 when opponents' pitchers have four strikeouts or less.

When they are outhit, the Royals are 16-60. The Mets have a 20-61 record when opponents outhit them.

Kansas City ranks in the bottom half of the league at 16th when it comes to home runs, hitting 156 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 with 192.

Ranking 12th, New York is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 8.35 per game. Kansas City ranks in the top five at second with 9.24.

Ranking 20th, New York is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.711). Kansas City ranks in the top 10 at eighth with an OPS of .739.

The Royals are 46-55 when they allow at least one home run. The Mets perform similarly when they allow one or more homers with a 45-55 record.