MLB World Series Baseball Betting Preview & Picks
Following a long regular season of baseball and an exciting few rounds of the MLB postseason, this year’s World Series is ready to get underway this Tuesday night with Game 1 of a best-of-seven affair.
The amazing New York Mets are back into the Fall Classic for the first time since 2000 representing the National League. The Kansas City Royals come in as the top team in the American League. The Royals will be making their second-straight World Series appearance after coming up just short in a 4-3 series loss to San Francisco in 2014.
The Oddsmakers at GT Bets have listed the Mets as slight -115 favorites when it comes to the betting odds on the series price. Kansas City’s money line odds to win the World Series this time around have been set at -105.
The Mets’ run to the NL Pennant started with a 3-2 series win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS. This best-of-five showdown went the distance with New York pulling-out a 3-2 victory in Game 5 as a +130 road underdog. New York then made short work of Chicago in the NLCS by outscoring the Cubs 21-8 in a four-game sweep.
Kansas City started its quest for a return trip to the World Series by taking three of five from Houston in the ALDS after falling behind two games to one in that series. In the ALCS, the Royals won the first two games of the best-of-seven clash on their way to eliminating Toronto in six MLB baseball betting games. Kansas City’s bats got the best of that slugfest with a combined 37 runs against 26 for the high-powered Blue Jays.
This year’s World Series betting starts in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium with Game 1 set for Tuesday night and Game 2 set for Wednesday. The series will then shift to New York’s Citi Field for the next three games starting on Friday, Oct. 30. If necessary, Game’s 6 and 7 are set for next Tuesday and Wednesday back in Kansas City.
The Mets will send right-hander Matt Harvey to the mound as their starter for Tuesday night. He is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in two previous postseason starts. Kansas City will most likely turn to Edinson Volquez as its starter for Game 1. This right-hander is 1-2 in this year’s playoffs with an ERA of 4.32.