The Subway Series is back, and for New York sports betting and baseball fans, it doesn’t get any better.
The New York Yankees (66-31, .680) visit their crosstown rival, the New York Mets (59-37, .615), in the first game of a two-game set, starting tonight.
Jordan Montgomery (3-2, 3.24 ERA) takes the hill for the Yankees at Citi Field against the Mets’ Taijuan Walker (7-2, 2.55 ERA) with first pitch scheduled for 7:10 p.m. (YES, SNY, TBS).
The Yankees are a slight -115 moneyline favorite tonight over at BetMGM Sportsbook New York.
The Mets are -105 on the moneyline.
The over-under run total is listed at 8.
Tonight will mark the first time that both teams will be meeting in sole possession of first place in their respective divisions.
Game Two 2 is Wednesday (ESPN, 7:20). The two-game series returns to Yankee Stadium on Aug. 22-23.
During the Subway Series regular season, the Yankees hold a 76-58 (.567) edge all-time, but the Mets have won four of their last six games against the Yankees and 12 of 22 dating back to 2018. At home, the Mets have won five of the last seven games.
The Yankees beat the Mets in the 2000 World Series, four games to 1.
Where Do Both Teams Stand in Future Odds?
The Yankees are 14-13 in their last 27 games, including a not-so-hot 5-8 in their last 13. However, they did take two of three at the Baltimore Orioles last weekend.
The Yankees now are tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers as the current favorites at BetMGM in MLB New York betting to win the World Series at +350 and are a slight favorite (+150) over the Houston Astros (+200) to win the American League.
In the just a matter of time category, the Yankees are overwhelming favorites to win the American League East Division at -5000. The next closest: Toronto Blue Jays (+2500).
In a similar fog, the Mets are just 15-19 in their last 34 games and snapped a three-game losing streak at home against the San Diego Padres, 8-5, on Sunday.
According to BetMGM, the Mets are currently the second favorite to win the National League at +300, with the Dodgers leading the way at +155. New York is listed as the fourth favorite in MLB to win the World Series at +700, just behind the Astros at +450.
In what has become a two-team race, the Mets are still a slight favorite to win the National League East at -175, with the Atlanta Braves right behind them at +140. Entering tonight’s game, the Mets have a two-game lead over the Braves in the division.
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