The expectations are high for the New York Mets as spring training commences. With a new owner in Steve Cohen along with a new talented shortstop in Francisco Lindor, it’s essentially World Series or bust.
— Julian Edlow (@julianedlow) March 1, 2021
In the latest betting splits for the Fall Classic, the Mets (+1000 to win it all) are responsible for 16% of the handle and 9% of the bets. Their percentage in regard to the total money wagered is second behind the White Sox, who lead in that category by a decent margin.
However, the 9% of bets is fifth on the list, behind the Dodgers (2020 World Series champs), Yankees, White Sox, and Padres.
The +1000 odds are tied for fifth on the list; the division-rival Braves are also +1000 after winning the National League East in 2020.
Despite the fact the Mets haven’t made the postseason since 2016 — they lost in the National League Wild Card Game that year — many believe this could be the season they finally get back over that lingering hump. A lineup that features Lindor, Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, J.D. Davis, James McCann, and Brandon Nimmo could do damage to opposing rotations.
And speaking of rotations, the Mets are entering the year with arguably one of the more solid ones across the National League. It’s an aspect of the game the team needs to improve on from last year — in 2020, the Mets were 22nd in the majors with a combined 4.98 ERA.
The Amazins’ odds to win the 2021 World Series are higher than they were after the Lindor trade (which also included the acquisition of right-hander Carlos Carrasco) went down in January. At that time, the Mets were actually +1200 to win the Fall Classic at DraftKings Sportsbook in comparison to the current +1000 odds. The odds were +1600 prior to the Lindor/Carrasco trade.
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New York is additionally +525 to advance to the World Series as the winners of the National League and +140 to win the National League East.
Making the playoffs carries -225 odds while missing the postseason is at +175.
The Mets’ win total is set to over-under 90.5 (over is -112, under is -112).
In regard to player awards, Alonso is currently +3300 to win the National League MVP while Lindor is +1200. Jacob deGrom is at +425 odds (the highest) to win his third National League Cy Young Award in four years.
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