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Mets World Series Odds, Betting Picks & 2021 Predictions

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New York Mets Odds

Divisional Odds+140
Pennant Odds+525
World Series Odds+1000
Regular Season Wins90.5
To Make PlayoffsYes -250 / No +195
Odds via DraftKings.

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New York Mets Pick

Mets Win Total +4.5 Yankees Win Total (-112)

This is a fun, unique prop that pits the crosstown rivals head-to-head in a win total matchup. For the Mets to cash, they just need to win four games or fewer than the Yankees. PECOTA has the Yankees winning this prop, with a projected 100 wins compared to the Mets’ 92. FanGraphs sides with the Mets at 91 compared to the Yankees’ 95.

I tend to agree with FanGraphs here. Both teams are favored to win the division and both play in competitive divisions, but I can’t get over the Yankees’ rotational uncertainty. Gerrit Cole is Gerrit Cole, but behind him is a group of talented pitchers who are either injury-prone, volatile, or both.

The Mets are far from flawless, but the rotation, top to bottom, is stronger, and that alone is enough to make it seem likely they’ll at least come within four wins of the Yankees’ win total.

Projected 26-Man Roster

Courtesy of FanGraphs

Starting pitchers: Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, Taijuan Walker, David Peterson, Joey Lucchesi

Bullpen: Edwin Díaz, Trevor May, Miguel Castro, Dellin Betances, Jeurys Familia, Aaron Loup, Jacob Barnes, Robert Gsellman

Catchers: James McCann, Tomás Nido

Infielders: Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, J.D. Davis, Luis Guillorme, Jonathan Villar

Outfielders: Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, Kevin Pillar, Albert Almora Jr.

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