The race is on.
The New York Mets and the defending World Champion Atlanta Braves are now in the thick of a true divisional pennant race and all of New York sports betting is paying attention on a daily basis.
Entering Tuesday night’s action, New York (85-50, .630) leads Atlanta (84-51, .622) by one game with 27 games to play, including just 12 at home.
After taking two of three at home from the Los Angeles Dodgers last week, the Mets dropped two consecutive home games against the lowly Washington Nationals by identical 7-1 scores on Saturday and Sunday.
The Mets end their regular season with nine of their last 14 games on the road, highlighted by a more-than-likely deciding three-game series at Atlanta (Sept. 30-Oct. 2). This season, New York has a 9-7 record against the Braves, but dropped three of four in Atlanta (Aug. 15-18).
FanDuel Still Likes Mets’ Chances
FanDuel NY posted updated future odds on the Mets on Tuesday afternoon. New York is now a surprising -300 favorite to win the NL East with the Braves at +240. The Mets are +250 to win the National League Championship Series and +480 to win the World Series.
Meanwhile, Caesars Sportsbook NY has the Mets at -250 to win the NL East, +240 to grab the National League pennant and +475 to take it all.
The Mets begin a six-game road trip Tuesday night, with the first of three games at Pittsburgh (6:35 p.m.), followed by a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday necessitated by a Labor Day rainout Monday.
Braves on a 5-Game Win Streak
Entering this week, Atlanta has won five consecutive games and has been on the Mets’ tail for the past few months, closing in on the division lead.
Tuesday night, the Braves begin an eight-game road trip with the first of two in Oakland (9:40 p.m. ET), followed by a three-game weekend series against the Seattle Mariners and a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants.
Of the last 27 games for Atlanta, only nine are at home.
The Braves are gaining ground on NY betting apps.
Over at FanDuel, the Braves are +240 to win the division, +450 to win the National League and +1100 to win the Fall Classic.
Caesars has the Braves at +200 in the NL East, +450 to win the NL and +900 to capture the World Series.
NewYorkBets.com is a good source for betting info in the state and for top NY sportsbook promos.