Kansas City Royals vs New York Mets MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Kansas City Royals vs New York Mets Prediction 4/13/2024

The Kansas City Royals (9-5) travel to face off against the New York Mets (6-7) on Saturday, April 13th. This game will be played at Citi Field in New York and televised on SNY. The Mets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Royals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Royals. First pitch is set for 1:40 ET.

Royals vs Mets

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New York cruised to a 6-1 win over the Royals in the most recent game of this series. The Mets had a huge 4th inning, scoring five of their six runs. As for the Royals, they scored their only run in the 5th. Heading into the game, the Mets were favored at -143 on the money line.

Luis Severino only went five innings for the Mets but gave up just one run and one hit. He picked up a win in the game, while Michael Wacha had a rough outing for the Royals, taking the loss. Wacha went six innings and gave up five earned runs on 10 hits.

Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil each had three hits for the Mets, while Brett Baty scored twice and drove in two runs while going 2/4. Salvador Perez was the only Royals hitter to have more than one hit.

The Royals are currently on the road, as they take on the Mets today. Kansas City comes into the game with a record of 9-5, which has them in 2nd place in the AL Central. They are also just one game behind the Guardians for the division lead. So far, they have been good at home, going 8-2, but they are just 1-3 on the road.

Looking at their overall series record, the Royals are 2-2, and they have won each of their last two series. Kansas City has been good in night games this season, putting together a record of 6-1 so far.

When the Royals are the favorite, they have a 3-1 run line record, but as the underdog, they are 6-4. Their average run margin is +2.4, and they have a 9-5 run line record. They are 2-2 on the run line on the road, and their average run margin on the road is -1.2. In their last road game, they failed to cover the run line.

The Kansas City Royals have had 13 games this season with an over/under line of 8.5 runs. In those games, the over has hit just once, with the under hitting five times and the over/under pushing seven times. The Royals have had 28.6% of their games this season with an over/under line of 8.5 runs.

Alec Marsh Gets The Start For The Royals

Alec Marsh is on the mound for the Royals today against the Mets. He started his season with a win over the Orioles, where he went 7 innings, giving up just 1 earned run. In his last start, he took a no-decision vs. the White Sox, going 4 2/3 innings and striking out 8.

Royals Offense Breakdown

Our model is projecting a big game for Bobby Witt Jr. of the Royals, as he has the 10th highest total hits projection in the league today. He is also 7th in terms of total home runs. Nelson Velázquez has the highest home run projection on the team and 6th in the league today. Maikel Garcia is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, with the 21st best projection in the league today.

The Mets are currently on a two-game winning streak, as they head into today’s game vs. the Royals. In the NL East, they are 2.5 games behind the Braves, as they are in 3rd place heading into today’s game. So far, they have gone just 2-5 at home and 4-2 on the road.

Looking at New York’s overall record, they are 6-7, and they have a series record of 2-2. As the favorite, the Mets are 3-5 this season compared to 3-2 as the underdog. They have also won each of their last two series.

When betting the run line, the Mets have been a better bet on the road than at home, going 5-1 on the run line in road games compared to 1-6 at home. They have been a good bet as the underdog, going 4-1 on the run line in those games. Their average run margin in winning games is +3.7 runs, while their average run margin in losing games is -2.6 runs.

So far this season, the Mets have played in 13 games with an average combined run total of 8.9, and their over/under record is 6-7. The over/under line for today’s game is set at 8.5 runs, and in the two games where the line was set at 8.5, the under has hit both times. Overall, 46.2% of their games have had lower lines than today’s 8.5, and the under has hit in 53.8% of their games.

Sean Manaea Gets The Start For The Mets

Sean Manaea will be making his 3rd start of the season for the Mets, and he has been solid in his first two outings. He went 6 innings in his first start, striking out 8 and only allowing 1 hit. Then in his last outing, he got the win vs. the Reds, going 5 innings and giving up just 1 run.

Mets Offense Breakdown

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Looking at the Mets’ player projections for today, Brandon Nimmo has the highest total hits projection on the team and his total hits projection is 20th best in the league today. Jeff McNeil is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits projection and Pete Alonso has the top home run projection for the Mets, which is 7th best in the league today. Francisco Alvarez has the 2nd best home run projection on the team and it is 11th best in the league today.


Royals vs Mets Prediction


Our prediction for this Royals vs. Mets matchup is to take the Royals on the money line, with the payout currently sitting at +137. We have the Royals winning this one by a final score of 5-4.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Alec Marsh is predicted to finish with six strikeouts compared to Sean Manaea with five. However, we have Manaea finishing with a better chance of picking up the win, as he ranks sixth compared to Marsh at third.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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