Baseball Betting Preview: Mets vs Yankees Series Odds, Rumble in The Zoo

Yanks Dogs in Bronx for Just Second Time this Season, Mets Looking to Lay it Down 

Mets vs Yankees Series Odds: The New York Mets have won four of their last five games against their cross-town rivals and 21 of their last 28 overall. They’ll face a Yankees team who has been exceptional at home winning 40 of their last 57 in the Bronx. Major League betting statistics show that this has been an “over series” but with Max Scherzer and Domingo Herman on the mound, the total may be a better option.

Game Information

  • Matchup: New York Mets (79-44) at New York Yankees (74-48)
  • Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
  • Day/Time:
  • Television: YES, WPIX, MLBN

Scherzer Looks for 200 Against Cross Town Rival

Tonight’s Mets, and Yankees preview puts the spotlight directly on player Max Scherzer who will be making his first attempt at winning his 200th game. His MLB betting statistics show that the 3-time Cy Young Award winner has been a reliable wager over the last three seasons with a 41-17 record, good for 1,021 units of profit.

In his career, Scherzer has been reliable under pitcher with 53% of his games cashing tickets, handing bettors 1,243 units of profit. He has faced the Yankees nine times in his career with seven of those games getting under money.

Buck Showalter’s team (+1,478 units) owns the second-best record in baseball, behind the Los Angeles Dodgers, and is trailing only the Baltimore Orioles (+2254 units) in profitability this season. Let’s continue our Mets vs Yankees series odds preview by looking closer at the Yankees’ current state of affairs.

Yankees Lead Continues to Shrink in A.L. East

On July 8th, Aaron Boone’s team was riding high with a 61-23 record after taking the first two games at Fenway Park against the Red Sox.

Since, New York is just 13-25 and has lost 7.5 games off their 15.5 game lead. In that span, betting statistics show that players would have lost 1,777 units, making a Yankees a reliable wager to a losing one today (-534 units).

Betting odds show that the Yanks’ have been home dogs just once this season and that was against Toronto three days ago where some books had them at even money.

New York is just 10-20 since the All-Star Break. Last night, New York extended their lead over the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays after a 2-run shot by Andrew Benintendi gave the Bombers a 4-2 win and perhaps a starting point to turn their second half turn around.

Scherzer is 4-1 with a 1.82 era since returning from an oblique injury. Yankee starter, Domingo German, is 1-2 with a 4.45 era and will be making his seventh start of the season after returning from shoulder surgery.

Expect The Public on Mets, Under

To conclude our Mets vs Yankees series odds preview it’s clear that the under is the play here. The under is 7-2 in the last nine games against right-handed starters.

The New York Yankees betting odds are too high for our bankroll, but after the total moved from 7 to 7.5 that’s a hard total to lay off while having to give up just -120.

Other MLB betting statistics show the under is 20-6-2 in 28 games against teams with a win percentage over .600 and 26-10-3 in the Yankees’ last 39 interleague games vs. a team with a winning record.

The Bombers also bring a tendency to go under when starting off a weekday series, cashing under in 16 of their last 23 Monday games with a push. Take the under 7.5 in what could be a World Series preview.

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