New York Mets 2019 Betting Odds, Preview: Getting Back to Winning Ways
Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jacob deGrom.
- The Mets are coming off an unlucky year, but don't want to leave things up to luck in 2019.
- They've brought back Jeurys Familia, added an elite closer in Edwin Diaz and bolstered their lineup with Robinson Cano, Wilson Ramos and Jed Lowrie.
- To reach their full potential, they will need Zack Wheeler to pitch like he did last year -- especially in the second half, when he was essentially as good as Jacob deGrom.
Original analysis published on Feb. 25.
Meet the Mets! There’s a bunch of new faces in town to help New York find its way back to the World Series, and while it’s the Phillies who have been grabbing headlines as of late, we mustn’t forget the big offseason the Mets have had.
Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, Wilson Ramos, the return of Jeurys Familia … the Mets are playing hardball. They’re a hair below the other NL East contenders in the eyes of some, but in a sport like baseball, they should have just as good of a chance as any of them.
- Record: 77-85 (-6.4 units), 83-79 ATS (+5.6 units)
- Over/Under Record: 72-82-8
- Preseason World Series Odds: +2350
- Win Total: 82.5
- Most Profitable Starter: P.J. Conlon (2-0, +2.5 units)
After a rough 2017 season in which they won only 70 games, oddsmakers expected the Mets to bounce right back to their winning ways in 2018. They improved, but not by that much.
Of course, one of the biggest storylines in all of baseball last year was how unlucky Jacob deGrom was. How they went just 14-18 in his starts despite his brilliant 1.70 ERA is beyond me.
If they’d won a few more of his starts, if Thor didn’t miss a quarter of the season, if Yoenis Cespedes hadn’t missed three quarters of the season, etc. etc. etc., I reckon they would’ve gone over that win total, don’t you?
- World Series Odds: +2500
- Division Odds: +300
- Win Total O/U: 86
- Playoff Odds: Make +160, Miss -190