Already leading the series 2-0, the Royals (34-75, 20-36 home) are sending Brady Singer to the mound to take on the Mets (50-57, 24-34 away) and Carlos Carrasco. See who I like to come out on top in this interleague matchup between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals in Kansas City.
NEW YORK METS VS KANSAS CITY ROYALS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New York Mets -1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium at 2:10 ET on Thursday, August 3rd.
WHY BET THE NEW YORK METS:
- Against the runline, the Royals have gone just 1-2 in their last three home games.
- Over their last three games as the favorite, the Royals are just 1-2 against the runline.
- Opponents are hitting a healthy .300 against Brady Singer in his last four starts.
NEW YORK METS STRUGGLING VS RUNLINE OF LATE
So far this season, the Mets have a series record of 12-18-5 and overall record of 50-57. This mark has New York placed 4th in the NL East. On the road, they have a below .500 record of 24-34.
Carlos Carrasco has made 15 appearances in the 2023 season, with a 3-5 record. He’s been able to keep opponents from hitting home-runs in his last two outings. His slugging percentage allowed is .478 and he’s struck out 52 batters. His WHIP currently stands at 1.65.
Carlos Carrasco’s performance against the Nationals was far from ideal. The Mets suffered an 11-6 defeat, with Carrasco allowing eight runs in 2 1/3 innings of work. He will be looking to rebound from this outing as the season progresses.
The Mets have been one of the top power lineups in the league of late, having hit 12 home runs over their last ten games. Compared to other clubs, this is 8th best in that span. For the season, they are ranked 10th in home runs and 15th in slugging percentage. Overall, New York is averaging 4.4 runs per game (19th).
Francisco Lindor has been one of the Mets’ most potent offensive weapons this season. With a .234 batting average and 65 runs batted in, he has been an integral part of the team’s success. Additionally, Lindor has clubbed 21 home runs thus far in 2023.
WILL THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
On a record of 34-75, the Royals come into today’s game 5th in the AL Central. When playing at home, they are 20-36 and 14-39 on the road. Kansas City has played in 34 series thus far, and have gone 5-27-2.
Brady Singer will take the mound for the Royals with a 6-8 record. In 21 starts, he has an ERA of 5.46 and has allowed batters to hit .281 against him. He has issued 38 walks and recorded 100 strikeouts, resulting in a WHIP of 1.46 and a SLG allowed of .462.
In his latest start, Brady Singer squared off against the Twins and yielded two runs on four hits in five frames. Despite not being credited with a win or a loss, the Royals emerged victorious by a score of 8-5.
This season, the Royals are 28th in the league at 3.8 runs per game. Over their last five games, they have a combined batting average of .251 (11th) leading to 4.6 runs per contest. Overall, they are generating 2.4 walks per game compared to 8 strikeouts. Kansas City’s on-base percentage of .296 has them 22nd in the MLB.
Over the past five games, Bobby Witt Jr. has been the Royals’ offensive leader, batting .438 and leading the team in hits. This season, Witt Jr. has a batting average of .264 and has driven in 62 runs.