Ultimate New York Mets Betting Guide, 2021 Odds & Tips
The New York Mets have become the GameStop of preseason baseball betting in 2021.
Their odds have gone to the moon. But unlike many of the Reddit stocks in the news of late, the MLB futures markets concerning the Mets show no signs of coming back to Earth.
A blockbuster offseason trade and soaring expectations built around a top-notch pitching staff have propelled MLB betting backers wild as they have emptied their electronic wallets to back the Amazins to win both the National League pennant and the 2021 World Series.
The Mets have not won the Fall Classic since their 1986 miracle against the Red Sox. But there is sound reason to believe that Mr. and Mrs. Met could be leading a virtual championship parade on Broadway when the 2021 baseball season is finished.
Why? Simple: The Mets have the best front-line pitching staff in baseball. In a season where MLB is “deadening” the baseball and several teams will be desperately searching for clusters of starting pitchers to go two or three innings at a time, the Mets have gone old-school cool in the pitching department.
Jacob deGrom has led all of MLB with a 2.10 ERA over the past three seasons. DeGrom is a two-time Cy Young Award winner and anchors a rotation that also includes Carlos Carrasco, David Patterson, Joey Lucchesi and Marcus Stroman. If that’s not enough, Noah Syndergaard should return after the All-Star Break as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Edwin Diaz will be the closer.
The Mets swung for the fences this offseason and acquired shortstop Francisco Lindor and Carrasco from the Cleveland Indians. Lindor will anchor the infield and add his two Gold Gloves and two Silver Slugger awards to the Mets roster.
Here’s a look at MLB odds concerning the Mets and 4 money-winning prop bets to back.
Mets World Series Odds (+1000, William Hill)
The octane in New York’s starting rotation has left a major impact on the market.
World Series futures bettors have been shoveling money at the Mets since New York acquired Lindor and Carrasco. At one point this offseason, the Mets were +2500 to win the 2021 World Series . Now the Mets are now +1000 to win the World Series at William Hill. New owner Steve Cohen won’t let his team be idle at the trade deadline if his team has a need. Hop on these odds before any further movement.
Mets Odds To Win The NL (+525, bet365)
The Mets won the NL pennant in 2015 but have completely revamped their lineup in the interim. They are fetching +525 to win the National League at bet365 and several other sportsbooks. That’s a reasonable price given their pitching strength and ability to outlast even the likes of the Dodgers or Padres in a seven-game series.
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Mets Odds To Win The NL East (+130, FOX Bet)
The East features three teams with a legitimate chance to win it and a fourth that made the playoffs last season. The Braves (+137) and Nationals (+600) will contend with the Mets. The Marlins (+2500) are at the bottom of the list, while the Phillies (+850) are floating in fourth. You can get the Mets at +130 to win the East at FOX Bet. This one is a real toss-up and not worth it at this price. You may very well see three teams from this division in the postseason.
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4 Great Mets Prop Bets To Back
Over 90.5 Regular-Season Wins (-110, BetMGM)
The over/under win total for the Mets is 90.5 at BetMGM and several other books. Take the over on this one but be patient. The Mets will likely struggle to score runs early in the season but the strength of their pitching – including the all-but-certain return of Syndergaard down the stretch – will be the difference in getting to 91 wins.
Jacob deGrom Most MLB Strikeouts (+450, PointsBet)
DeGrom is the second choice to win top strikeout honors behind cross-town rival Gerrit Cole of the Yankees. We like deGrom, who is +450 at PointsBet. He is well worth the wager at that price. DeGrom has led the league in strikeouts two years running and had 269 in 2018, when his ERA was an MLB-best 1.70. He has logged more than 30 starts and 200 innings over the past three full seasons and works the strike zone as well as anyone.
Pete Alonso Under 41.5 Home Runs (-130, DraftKings)
Pete Alonso slugged his way to a Mets-record 53 home runs in winning Rookie of the Year honors in 2019 and played 161 games. Alonso should enjoy added protection in the lineup courtesy of new catcher James McCann (from the Pirates) and Lindor. Alonso can’t help but bounce back from his terrible 2020. But more than 41.5 home runs with a “deadened” ball is a tough ask. Take the under at DraftKings.
N.Y. Mets +4.5 Games Over N.Y. Yankees (-112, SugarHouse)
Talk of a Subway Series has fueled betting markets all winter. The Yankees will be bashing their way through the AL East but face serious pitching questions in the rotation behind Cole and in the bullpen before Aroldis Chapman. The Mets at +4.5 are a solid pick against the Bombers in the 2021 overall win total at SugarHouse, especially if you believe the maxim that good pitching always beats good hitting.