Mets fans have been waiting for an offseason like the one they just had. The much-maligned Wilpon family sold the team to Steve Cohen. Cohen is now the richest owner in baseball. Additionally, New York made some big moves in the off-season, highlighted by the trade for Francisco Lindor, who is one of the game’s top young players.
The Mets are now amongst the favorites to win the National League East, the National League Pennant, and even the World Series. And nobody would be surprised if we saw another Subway Series with the Yankees.
With all of the excitement surrounding the new-look Mets, it’s going to be a fun ride in 2021. Below you’ll see the impact that’s had on Mets betting odds You’ll also find some trends and tips worth knowing and how and where to bet on the Mets this season.
Hitters like Pete Alonso, Francisco Lindor, and Michael Conforto give New York one of the better lineups in the league while their starting rotation is also amongst the league’s best. The Mets have a good chance of winning any game. Below, you’ll find the best available odds on their next game direct from legal online sportsbooks. Simply click the odds to go to the sportsbook and place your bet. Note: Until NY online sports betting is live, odds shown are from NJ online sportsbooks.
The Mets find themselves among the favorites to win the NL East and the NL Pennant and in the top five favorites to win the World Series. With a deep line-up, a great rotation, and a solid bullpen, the consensus is they have a good shot.
Find the current odds on the Mets to win the World Series, the division, or pennant, below. Click on any odds to claim your bonus and start getting your bets down.
Pete Alonso took the league by storm with a rookie-record 53 home runs in 2019. Even with a sophomore slump in 2020 he was still on pace to hit 45 home runs in a normal 162 game season.
Affectionately nicknamed “Polar Bear,”Alonso is amongst the league’s best power hitters. Find his best available game-by-game prop odds or MVP odds in the feed below.
You can bet on the Mets through the futures market beginning in the off-season and through the playoffs. Each day, the odds are adjusted for what has happened with a focus on factors such as the standings, the team’s current form, injuries, and playoff scenarios.
The advantage to betting through the futures market is better odds. The earlier you bet something, the higher your potential future payday will be in all likelihood. If you think the Mets will win the series, you can get them at World Series odds of +1000 before the season begins. If they are playing well, they might be down to +700 by mid-season. In the playoffs, their odds will drop after every win.
A $100 bet in the preseason might win you $1000, while that same $100 bet might only return $300 by the time the playoffs begin.
If you’d like to bet the Mets in the futures market, you can bet them to win the NL East Division. They have nearly identical odds to the Atlanta Braves to win the division. If you feel even better about New York, you can bet them to win the NL Pennant or even the World Series.
In addition to team futures, you can bet player futures. Pete Alonso set a rookie record for home-runs less than two years ago. Will he be able to return to that form and compete for MVP? Jacob deGrom won the NL Cy Young in 2018 and 2019. He finished 3rd in voting in 2020. Will deGrom return to his perch atop National League hurlers? You can bet through the futures market.
Online sports betting is on its way to New York, and it’s already legal in New Jersey. Getting in on the online sports betting action has never been simpler. Within minutes, you can have a fully funded betting account at the tip of your finger.
To begin, check out the offers and links on this page. Claim a sign-up bonus or promotional offer that fills your needs. Once you’ve done that, register a new account. Sign up using your email. Set a secure password. Confirm your date of birth and any other information needed.
Once you’ve done that, download the sportsbook app you’ve chosen. Apps make it easier to follow your bets and place them from anywhere within the state. If you want to bet on the Mets, you should definitely check out the DraftKings betting app.
If necessary, fund your account with any of the available payment methods. Once you’ve done that, you can place your bets!
If you’re traveling through New Jersey, you can bet through the New Jersey sportsbooks. You don’t need to be in NJ to register an account or download the app, but you do have to be there to place your bets.
After a pandemic shortened 60 game season in 2020, the Mets and the rest of MLB will play a full 162 game schedule in 2021. The Mets’ season began on Thursday, April 1 against the Washington Nationals. The all-star break will be from July 12-15. The regular season will end on Sunday, October 3.
The Mets will play 19 games each against the four other teams in the National League East. Those teams are the Miami Marlins, Atlanta Braves, Washington Nationals, and Philadelphia Phillies. Additionally, the Mets will play either six or seven games each against the other teams in the National League. They will play 20 interleague games against the American League, with at least four of those being against the Yankees.
The schedule is divided into two-, three-, or four-game series. Each team plays two series per week; one on the weekend and one during the week. There are 27-weekend series and 25-weekday series, meaning each team will play 52 series per year. The season lasts 187 days.
In 2020, the Mets finished with a record of 26-34. They were tied for the last place in the NL East. They missed the playoffs for the fourth straight year.
Despite the poor record, some individual Mets players had great years. Michael Conforto, Dominic Smith, and Jeff McNeil all batted well over .300 for the Mets. Pete Alonso hit 16 home runs in the shortened season. Jacob deGrom finished 3rd in Cy Young voting.
The Mets proved they had plenty of talent. Now it’s a matter of molding that talent and being able to get everything to work at the same time.
Below is an example of the betting lines for a Mets game with an explanation of what each bet type means:
|NY Mets||-1.5 (+140)||-135||Over 8.5 (-110)|
|Philadelphia Phillies||+1.5 (-160)||+115||Under 8.5 (-110)|
It’s no surprise to know that the sportsbooks in New Jersey have adopted the tried and true methods of sportsbooks in Vegas. After all, Vegas has had a head start of quite a few years.
Both Vegas and the local sportsbooks use similar methods to set their lines. They rely heavily on analytics and computer models with some small adjustments for outside factors such as injuries or public perception.
The main difference you’ll see locally is if you bet the hometown team. Local sportsbooks might move the lines slightly away from the home team because they don’t want to expose themselves to too much one-sided action.
If you miss the first pitch of a Mets game, it doesn’t mean you’re too late to get in on the action. With live betting, you can place a baseball bet at any point after the game has started. The oddsmakers will adjust the odds based on what has already happened in the game.
If you notice Jacob deGrom is dealing and is keeping his pitch count low, you might want to live bet the under. If the Mets fall behind early but you expect their offense to rally, you can live bet the Mets will win at better odds than they were before the game.
You can also live bet various props such as the next team to score a run, whether the upcoming batter will get a hit, or which team will win the next inning.
Live betting is best with an app. With an app, you can bet from anywhere within the state. If you’re running late coming home from work, you can place a bet without needing to be in front of a computer. You can also track your bet easily from your phone.
Baseball fans in New York are blessed with two teams that are expected to compete for the World Series. The Mets have long lived in the shadows of the Yankees, but there have been plenty of times in history where the Mets ran this town. There are some good reasons why you should place your hard-earned money on the Amazins over the Bronx Bombers.
The New York Mets were founded in 1962 and have a long storied history. But which teams do they dominate? Which teams do they struggle the most against?
The Mets have beaten the Philadelphia Phillies 490 times, the most of any opponent. Behind the Phillies are the Washington Nationals (formerly the Montreal Expos) with 436 wins. Rounding out the top three are the Atlanta Braves. The Mets have beaten them 398 times. The Mets’ best winning percentage is against the Cleveland Indians. They’ve won 13 of 18 games against them for a winning percentage of .722.
Coincidentally, the three teams the Mets have beat the most are also the three teams they’ve lost to the most. Philadelphia has beaten the Mets 526 times, the Braves have beaten New York 479 times and the Nationals franchise has handed the Mets 449 losses. Their worst winning percentage comes against the Seattle Mariners. The Mets have beaten the Mariners just five times in 15 tries, for a winning percentage of .333.
The New York Mets do not yet have an official sports betting partner. Sports betting will soon be legalized in New York, and once that happens, expect the Mets to partner with a sportsbook. This will likely allow fans to bet at Citi Field while being able to enjoy some sports betting-specific content at the games.
Below, you’ll find the Mets leaders in hitting stats over the past five seasons.
|Season||Hits||Runs||Home Runs||RBIs||Batting Average|
|2020||Michael Conforto (65)||Michael Conforto (40)||Pete Alonso (16)||Dominic Smith (42)||Michael Conforto (.322)|
|2019||Amed Rosario (177)||Pete Alonso (103)||Pete Alonso (53)||Pete Alonso (120)||Jeff McNeil (.318)|
|2018||Amed Rosario (142)||Michael Conforto (78)||Michael Conforto (28)||Michael Conforto (82)||Asdrubal Cabrera (.277)|
|2017||Asdrubal Cabrera (134)||Jose Reyes (75)||Jay Bruce (29)||Jay Bruce (75)||Asdrubal Cabrera (.280)|
|2016||Asdrubal Cabrera (146)||Curtis Granderson (88)||Yoenis Cespedes (31)||Yoenis Cespedes (86)||Neil Walker (.282)|
Here are the Mets pitching leaders over the same time frame.
|2020||Jacob deGrom (68)||David Peterson (6)||Edwin Diaz (1.75)||Jacob deGrom (104)||Edwin Diaz (6)|
|2019||Jacob deGrom (204)||Jacob deGrom (11)||Jacob deGrom (2.43)||Jacob deGrom (255)||Edwin Diaz (26)|
|2018||Jacob deGrom (217)||Noah Syndergaard (13)||Jacob deGrom (1.70)||Jacob deGrom (269)||Jeurys Familia (17)|
|2017||Jacob deGrom (201.1)||Jacob deGrom (15)||Addison Reed (2.57)||Jacob deGrom (239)||Addison Reed (19)|
|2016||Bartolo Colon (191.2)||Bartolo Colon (15)||Addison Reed (1.97)||Noah Syndergaard (218)||Jeurys Familia (51)|
Here is a consensus list of the top 10 prospects in the Mets organization.
|2||Matthew Allan||19||Right Handed Pitcher|
|5||Brett Baty||21||3rd Base|
|6||J.T. Ginn||21||Right Handed Pitcher|
|7||Mark Vientos||21||3rd Base|
|9||Robert Dominguez||19||Right Handed Pitcher|
The Mets manager is Luis Rojas. Rojas enters his second season as the manager for New York, posting a 26-34 record in his first season. He’s been in the organization since 2007 and was hired as the manager after the team fired Carlos Beltran in 2020.
The bench coach is Dave Jauss. Jauss has been in the coaching ranks since 1997, serving stints with multiple teams including the Mets during that time. He was re-hired by New York in December 2020.
Chili Davis is the Mets’ hitting coach. Davis was hired in November 2018 and enters his third season as the Mets’ hitting instructor. He coached remotely due to the pandemic in 2020. Previously, Davis was the hitting coach for the Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs.
Former MLB pitcher Jeremy Hefner is the Mets’ pitching coach. Hefner joined the organization before the 2020 season after serving time in the Twins’ organization.
Tony Tarasco will serve as the first base coach while Gary DiSarcina serves as the third-base coach.
Here’s a list of the most recent Mets managers and their records.
|Luis Rojas||26-34 (.433)||2020-present|
|Carlos Beltran||0-0 (.000)||2019-2020|
|Mickey Callaway||163-161 (.503)||2018-2019|
|Terry Collins||551-583 (.486)||2011-2017|
|Jerry Manuel||204-213 (.489)||2008-2010|
|Willie Randolph||302-253 (.544)||2005-2008|
If you’ve been to a Mets game and haven’t either started or ended the festivities with a trip to McFadden’s, you did it wrong. McFadden’s is just steps from Citi Field and brands itself as a Mets bar. The doors open three hours before every Mets game and they stay open long through the night post-game.
McFadden’s has a great beer lineup as well as cocktails and wine. Their kitchen serves up bar food such as sliders, wings, loaded french fries, and other tasty appetizers. They have over 50 HDTVs to enjoy the Mets and other sports.
You can visit McFadden’s at 36-01126th St. in Flushing. It’s just steps from the third base entrance of Citi Field.
New York Mets fans have the joy of listening to two of the better broadcast teams in sports.
On the television side, you can watch Mets games on SNY. Gary Cohen serves as the play-by-play voice with former Mets players Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling helping him break down the action. Steve Gelbs serves as the sideline reporter. Gary Apple hosts the studio show and occasionally fills in for Cohen as the play-by-play voice.
If you’re on the go, you can listen to the Mets on CBS Radio 880AM. Howie Rose has been calling the team’s games for 25 years. Wayne Randazzo serves as the analyst.
You can watch Mets games on SNY. You can listen to them locally on 880AM CBS Radio. You can stream the games on SNY.tv or through the NBC Sports App.
Steve Cohen owns the Mets. He has been a minority owner since 2012. He bought majority control of the organization in 2020. He is the richest owner in baseball.
Steve Cohen bought the Mets for $2.42 billion in September 2020. Forbes agrees with that valuation, valuing the Mets at $2.4 billion.
The Mets have plenty of celebrity fans. Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Ben Stiller, Nas, Billy Joel, Patrick Mahomes, and Donovan Mitchell are some of the more notable ones.
The Mets do not currently have a captain. David Wright was the most recent captain, but he retired in 2018. Before Wright, John Franco, Gary Carter, and Keith Hernandez have served as captains.
Mets tickets can be found for as low as $10, but the average price to go to a Mets game is $59 per ticket.
The Mets have won the World Series twice in 1969 and 1986. They won the National League three additional times in 1973, 2000, and 2015.
The Mets have retired five numbers.
You can follow the Mets on Twitter at @Mets.
Jacob deGrom was a 99 rating in MLB The Show 20, the highest possible rating.