The New York Mets (45-24, .652) visit the Houston Astros to begin a five-game road trip starting Tuesday night as righthander Trevor Williams (1-3, 3.53 ERA) makes his sixth start of the season.
New York sports betting apps have been busy this season with the Mets and New York Yankees in first place just about all season.
Mets Underdogs Tonight vs. Astros
Over at BetMGM Sportsbook New York, the Mets are a +120 moneyline underdog tonight, while getting +1.5 runs at -165.
The Astros (41-25, .621) are a -145 moneyline favorite, giving -1.5 runs at +140. The over/under runs total is at 9.
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Houston will start righthander Jose Urquidy (5-3, 4.99 ERA).
The Mets have won seven of their last 10 games and have a 21-14 road record. After two games in Houston, the Mets will continue their road trip with a three-game series starting Friday at the Miami Marlins.
The Mets took three of four games at home from the Marlins last weekend.
The Astros are 5-5 over their last 10 games, are 18-11 at home and lead the American League West Division by a healthy 10 games over the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers.
How Mets Stand on Season with Oddsmakers
BetMGM also released updated MLB betting future odds Tuesday morning, with the Mets being among the favorites in all three championship categories.
National League East Division: The Mets are currently the favorite at -250 (20.9% tickets, 38.4% handle) after opening the season at +140. The Atlanta Braves are second in the division at +240 (22.1% tickets, 24.4% handle).
NL Championship: New York is currently the second choice among BetMGM bettors at +350 (21% tickets, 22% handle) after opening the season at +550, with the Los Angeles Dodgers the favorite at +200 (15% tickets, 14.1% handle) after opening the season at +275.
World Series: The Mets (+700, 11% tickets, 13.9% handle) are currently tied for third among favorites with the Astros (+700, 4.4% tickets, 6.4% handle). The Mets opened the season at +2000; the Astros were at +800.
For the first time this season, the New York Yankees (13.8% tickets, 20.9% handle) tied at the top at +450 with the Dodgers (12% tickets, 13.9% handle).
Baseball Betting Not Enough to Boost Handle
Despite having the two teams with the best records in the American League and National League in the Yankees and Mets, respectively, the fact that baseball is the only game in town, coupled with the usual seasonal swoon, resulted in the lowest sports betting handle for a full week since mobile wagering launched in New York on Jan. 8.
The eight operators currently doing business in the Empire State combined for a handle of $248,245,416 for the week ending June 12, which is the lowest figure to date reported by the New York State Gaming Commission.
The news was much better on Gross Gaming Revenue (GGR) as it was up from a week before to $21,719.501.
Since Jan. 8, the state has a handle of just shy of $8 billion, with a GGR of $562.9 million. The state has collected $287.1 million in taxes.