New York baseball bettors who love their teams must be happy so far on the season: As of June 20th, the Yankees have the best record in baseball, and the Mets have the best record in the National League.
New York online sportsbooks have taken notice of the two Big Apple teams, as the Yankees have the second-best futures betting odds to win the World Series and the Mets have the fourth-best odds.
At FanDuel: New York, the Yankees are at +500 to win the Fall Classic, only trailing the L.A. Dodgers (+370), and the Mets are at +750.
Bronx Bombers are Red Hot
Regarding the betting odds at FanDuel NY, the Yankees have the best odds to win the AL Pennant (+220) and are big favorites to win the AL East (-750). The team has the top staff ERA in baseball, and they rank third in runs scored. Aaron Judge has to be an MVP front-runner leading the Majors in HR, ranking fourth in RBI, and is also batting over .310. The lineup is loaded, and the staff has three pitchers among the league leaders in wins in Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, and Nestor Cortes, and who has an ERA south of 2.00.
The New York Yankees are struggling to regain their former glory, and it is World Series or bust for the club that has not won it all since 2009.
Unsurprisingly, the Yankees have the second-best betting odds to win the World Series. They have the best record in baseball, have the biggest division lead and have been red-hot as of late. They have a rare day off on Monday and heading into their next series on the road facing the Tampa Bay Rays they are coming off a loss, but won their previous nine games.
Cooling Off a Bit
The Mets have been solid as of late and they have needed to be with the red-hot Atlanta Braves behind them in the NL East. Still, as of Monday June 20th, they have a pretty comfortable 5.5 game lead over Atlanta.
At FanDuel NY the Mets have the second-best odds to win the NL Pennant at +380, only trailing the Dodgers (+195), and have the best odds to win the NL East (-210).
The Mets are the highest-scoring team in baseball: But the pitching has been a bit concerning, ranking 13th in team ERA. Pete Alonso has the most RBI in baseball, and the balanced lineup has four players with at least 31 RBI. Starters Chris Bassitt and Carlos Carrasco have combined for 12 wins, but each has an ERA over 3.80. The bullpen has had its issues, and Ace Max Scherzer is currently injured and on the 15-day disabled list. Still, the staff and the bullpen have been decent but can the offense carry a decent pitching staff to the Fall Classic?
While the Mets are being chased by the red-hot Braves in the NL East, they can finish the first half strong, as in their last 25 games before the All Star break, the club only has seven games facing teams that currently have a winning record.
Second Time Ever? The betting odds point to a good chance that the Yankees will face the Mets in the World Series, which has only happened once in 2000. The Yankees are balanced and loaded, and the Mets have the highest-scoring team in the Majors. The odds are good for both teams, but there is a lot of baseball to play, and anything can happen in America’s Pastime.