The New York Mets from the National League and the Kansas City Royals from the American League are playing each other for the 2015 World Series. Game 1 will take place on Tuesday night, October 27, 2015, at 8:07 pm EDT at Kauffman Stadium, in Kansas City, Missouri on FOX. Here are the odds for both the Mets and the Royals to win the 2015 World Series.
This is an intriguing match-up for MLB fans. The New York Mets bring great starting pitching into the World Series. The Kansas City Royals bring a lineup that scores runs. Which team will prevail? That’s why we all tune in to watch what should be an exciting 2015 World Series.
- New York Mets – 10/11 odds
The New York Mets are 10 to 11 to 1 odds to win the 2015 World Series. The Mets have rolled into the World Series by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games in the NL Division Series, and then steamrolling past the Chicago Cubs in four straight games in the National League Championship Series.
The Mets will start either Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom in Game 1. Either pitcher would be a great choice as deGrom is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA this postseason and Harvey is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA. Whichever pitcher is not chosen for Game will start Game 2. Noah Syndergaard, 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA, and Steven Matz, 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA, will also likely get starts in the 2015 World Series.
The Mets will clearly rely upon their starting pitching to guide them to a 2015 World Series win. The only question mark regarding the Mets pitching is that all of their starters are young and could get rattled pitching in the World Series for the first time.
- Kansas City Royals – 10/11 odds
The Kansas City Royals are 10 to 11 to 1 odds to win the 2015 World Series. The same betting odds as the New York Mets as the book makers in Las Vegas are essentially saying this World Series is a toss-up.
The Royals reached the World Series by beating the Houston Astros in six games in the American League Divisional Series, and then beating the Toronto Blue Jays in six games in the American League Championship Series. The Blue Jays were heavily favored to win the World Series at the end of the regular season before the playoffs started.
The likely starting pitchers for the Royals in the World Series are Johnny Cueto (1-1 with a 7.88 ERA), Edison Volquez (1-2 with a 4.32 ERA in postseason), and Yordano Ventura (0-1 with a 5.09 ERA). Chris Young (0-0 with a 3.12 ERA) could also get a start. The Royals will heavily rely upon their bullpen of Wade Davis, Like Hochevar, and Kelvin Herrera who are a combined 3-0 with a ERA below 1.00 in the 2015 postseason.
On paper, the New York Mets have the better starting pitching in the 2015 World Series. If the Kansas Royals are going to win they are going to have to rely on their hitting, bullpen and the fact that they have a regular DH on the team in Kendrys Morales who has four home runs and 10 RBIs this postseason. As a National League team, the Mets do not have a regular DH.
Another worry for the Mets is the status of Yoenis Cepedes who got just got a cortisone shot in his sore shoulder. But the battle lines for the 2015 World Series are pretty clear. The Mets pitchers have a ERA of 2.71 in the postseason vs the Royals pitchers ERA of 4.41. But the Royals have averaged 5.73 runs scored per game in the post season vs the Mets 4.78 runs scored per game.
Who is going to win? If you believe pitching wins World Series go with the Mets. If you believe hitting wins the World Series go with the Royals.