New York Betting Preview: Matching Up NL’s Top 2 Teams, Mets and Dodgers

New York Betting Preview: Matching Up NL’s Top 2 Teams, Mets and Dodgers
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

A preview of what might be to come for New York betting takes place Thursday as the red-hot New York Mets (35-17) embark on a 10-game road trip starting with a four-game set against the current World Series favorite, Los Angeles Dodgers (33-17).

In tonight’s first game of the series, the Mets’ Taijuan Walker (3-0, 2.83 ERA) will face Tony Gonsolin (5-0, 1.80 ERA) at 10:10 p.m. ET.

At BetMGM Sportsbook New York, the Dodgers are a -165 moneyline favorite (-1.5 runs, +115), while the Mets are a +140 moneyline underdog (+1.5 runs, -140). The over/under total for runs stands at 8.5.

With the most wins in Major League Baseball, the Mets have won six games in a row and eight of their last 10. They have swept each of their last two series at home against the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals, both NL East rivals.

Amazingly, this is all being accomplished without arguably the two best pitchers in the game — Jacob DeGrom and Max Scherzer — who are both nursing injuries.

Los Angeles — which just was swept in a three-game series at home by the Pittsburgh Pirates — suddenly has a bit of a fight in the NL West. They are currently three games up over the San Diego Padres (30-20), 5½ games up over the San Francisco Giants (27-22) and nine games up over the Arizona Diamondbacks (25-27).

MLB Future Odds

BetMGM released their updated future MLB betting odds for Division, League Championship and World Series winners, and the Mets are among the top three favorites to win in each.

NL East: At +140 to start the season, the Mets are now the favorites to win at -500. The Mets have a 10½-game lead over the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves (24-27). Mets bettors have 24.9% of tickets and 42.7% of handle.

NL West: The Dodgers opened the season as a strong favorite at -150 and as of Wednesday are even stronger at -350 to win the division (17% tickets, 39.9% handle).

National League: The Mets are the second choice to win the National League pennant, currently at +400 after opening the season at +550 (20.5% tickets, 21.4% handle). The Dodgers are the current favorite at +200, after opening the season at +275 (15.6% tickets, 13.7% handle).

World Series: The Mets are the current third choice amongst bettors at +800, tied with the Houston Astros, after opening the season at +2000 (10.9% tickets, 14.1% handle).

The Dodgers remain the favorite at +450, after opening the season at +500 (12.4% tickets, 15% handle). The New York Yankees are the second choice to win the Fall Classic at +600, after opening at +1000 (10.4% tickets, 17.1% handle). is your best bet as a source for updates and New York sports betting promo codes.

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Lou Monaco has been a columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas and has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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