Are the New York Mets for real?
What is real is that the Mets are 21-7 since the MLB All-Star Break. That makes them the hottest team in baseball.
What’s also significant is that not too long ago, most legal US sportsbooks had these same Mets at +10000 to win the World Series.
Odds on the New York Mets to win the World Series
As you can see from the chart below, the odds on the Mets to win it all have dropped significantly at most of the top sportsbooks in the country.
|NY Mets to win 2019 World Series||FanDuel Sportsbook (PA)||Parx Sportsbook (PA)||BetStars NJ (NJ)||DraftKings Sportsbook (NJ)|
The Mets are undoubtedly giving it a go in the second half of the season. But the Atlanta Braves eight-game lead on the Mets in the National League East is also real. So much so that both DraftKings SportsBook and Parx Sportsbook have the Mets at +1000 to win the NL East and the Braves a heavy favorite at -835.
Of course, the Mets do not need to win the division to win the World Series. They could go the Wild Card route. The team stands just a single game back of one of two NL Wild Card spots up for grabs. It’s a tight race with Washington and St. Louis in the lead. The Milwaukee Brewers, Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and San Fransisco Giants are all close.
That means the Mets do have a chance to get in the playoffs, where anything can happen.
Unfortunately, what’s also real is that the overwhelming majority of the Mets wins since the All-Star Break have come against losing teams. The Mets’ schedule only gets tougher from here.
Mets Vs. Braves starts tonight
In fact, New York begins a three-game stint against NL East-leading rival Atlanta tonight, August 13, giving them an opportunity to prove they’re for real right now.
You might want to hold off laying any money on the Mets to win the World Series until they prove they’re a true contender; their World Series odds are still quite long.
Perhaps you can start small and bet on them to beat the Braves in Game 1 of the series tonight. It’s the Mets’ Zack Wheeler starting against the Braves’ Max Fried.
As you can see from the chart below, this game offers you the opportunity to bet on the hottest team in baseball as an underdog at most of the top sportsbooks in the country.
|Mets Vs. Braves 08/13/2019||FanDuel Sportsbook (PA)||Parx Sportsbook (PA)||BetStars NJ (NJ)||DraftKings Sportsbook (NJ)|
But remember, once the Mets truly prove themselves, the odds on the team to win anything this season will go down even further.
If the Mets stay this hot, the numbers may even begin to threaten the -105 (FanDuel), -106 (DraftKings, Parx), and -118 (BetStars) you’ll currently find on the MLB leading Los Angeles Dodgers to win the National League. In other words, wait much longer to bet on the New York Mets this season and you’ll likely regret it.