Mets Head into All-Star Break Among Favorites in NY Sports Betting

Mets Head into All-Star Break Among Favorites in NY Sports Betting
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

The great thing about New York sports betting this summer is that there are two good baseball teams to choose from for significant wagering opportunities. 
 
Let’s check in on the New York Mets (58-35, .624), who have a 2½-game lead in the National League East over the Atlanta Braves and an 8½-game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies.

 

METS ODDS AT THE BREAK

With the three-day All-Star break starting today, BetMGM Sportsbook New York updated its future odds in three categories Monday morning and the Mets are right there among the league’s elite.

New York is the favorite to capture the National League East, opening the season at +145 and currently is -165 with 19.5% of the tickets held and 35.9% of the handle. The Braves are next at +135 with the Phillies a distant third at +2500.

As of Monday afternoon, Caesars Sportsbook New York also lists the Mets as the favorite to capture the NL East at -175 with the Braves at +150.

To take home the National League pennant, the Mets are currently the second favorite. They opened the season at +550 and have dropped down to +300 with 21.5% of the tickets held and 23.3% of the handle. The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently the favorite at +160 with the Braves third at +400.

The Mets are second over at Caesars NY at +325 with the Dodgers leading the way at +175. The Braves (+420) and the Milwaukee Brewers (+900) round out the top four favorites. 
 
On the World Series title front, the Mets are currently fourth at +700 (10.7% of the tickets held, 12.9% handle) after opening the season at +2000 at BetMGM NY. The New York Yankees are currently the favorite at +325 and the Dodgers are the second choice at +375. The Houston Astros are third at +450 and the Braves round out the top five at +900.

The Mets are also in the top five at Caesars NY at +700 with the Yankees and Dodgers leading the way at +400, the Astros at +450 and the Braves at +900.

Look for weekly updates on the Mets after the All-Star break as well as the top New York sports betting promo codes.

 

ODDSMAKERS: HR DERBY FAVORITE ALONSO ALSO IN NL MVP RACE

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso shoots for his third consecutive Home Run Derby title tonight at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. DraftKings Sportsbook New York lists Alonso as the +200 favorite over the Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber (+330) and the Washington Nationals’ Juan Soto (+550). Don’t count out future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols, even though he has the longest odds at +2200.

Caesars NY sees Alonso as a serious MVP candidate as well.

You cannot bet on NY sports betting apps for individual awards, per state regulations but Caesars has Alonso third at +700 behind  Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals (+110) and Manny Machado of the San Diego Padres (+550).

Opening the season at +4000 at BetMGM NY, Alonso is now also at +700 with 9% of the tickets held and 8.4% handle. Goldschmidt is the favorite at -110 after opening the season at +5000. Machado is the second favorite at +550, after opening the season at +3500.

Other Mets on the BetMGM NL MVP future odds board are: shortstop Francisco Lindor (+6600; 2.4% tickets, 1.4% handle), pitcher Max Scherzer (+25000; 0.4% tickets, 0.2% handle) and rightfielder Sterling Marte (+25000; 0.2% tickets, 0.1% handle).

The Mets return from the All-Star Break to open a five-game homestand on Friday, July 22 against the Padres at 7:10 p.m. to open a three-game weekend set. After a day off on Monday, the City Series against the Yankees returns for two games starting on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:10 p.m.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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