The Mets are one of the most celebrated teams in modern MLB history, and in 2016 are likely to find themselves in a two-way battle for supremacy in the AL East Division. Along with the Washington Nationals, they are favorites to be fighting for the title and a playoff place, and the battle is likely to go right to the wire. Although they’re from New York, they’ve not been around as long as The Yankees, having become a MLB franchise in 1962. Since then they’ve won two World Series title, five National League Pennants and two East Division titles.
The Mets were Wild Card berths in 1999 and 2000, but neither led to a World Series victory to eclipse the winning ‘Miracle Mets’ of 1969 or the triumphant 1986 team. The 2000 defeat in the World Series final itself to the Yankees ranks among the most painful series defeats in Mets’ history.
The Mets have infamous rivals with the most decorated club in MLB history, The New York Yankees. The Subway Series apart, they are rivals with the Atlanta Braves in the East Division and Philadelphia Phillies, although neither are expected to trouble them this season.
2016 looks set to be a battle between The Mets and The Washington Nationals. It will be a battle to return to the World Series final after a stunning late run in 2015 saw the Mets make it all the way to the World Series final, where they were eventually defeated by the Kansas City Royals. They have every chance of making it back to the Fall Classic once again to go one win further…and become World Champions again!
New York Mets Betting Lines Today
What is the latest moneyline on The New York Mets? You can check out the latest odds right here for New York’s highest ranked team in 2015, runners up in the World Series as well as being East Division & National League Pennant winners!
New York Mets Scores & Schedule
Can The New York Mets go one stage further than last season and win the World Series in 2016? You can find out their latest scores right here, with a full schedule of their upcoming games, whether at Citi Field or on the road, listed below.
New York Mets Standings Right Now
After winning the NL Pennant and East Division title in 2015, The New York Mets are the team to beat in 2016. Find out if they can play their way to another playoff place here.
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|5||Boston Red Sox||152||88||64||845||659||0.579|
|6||Los Angeles Dodgers||152||86||66||676||592||0.566|
|7||Toronto Blue Jays||152||83||69||722||639||0.546|
|11||St. Louis Cardinals||152||80||72||728||668||0.526|
|12||San Francisco Giants||152||80||72||661||602||0.526|
|14||New York Mets||152||80||72||595||575||0.526|
|15||New York Yankees||151||79||72||644||655||0.523|
|16||Kansas City Royals||152||77||75||629||658||0.507|
|20||Chicago White Sox||152||72||80||637||677||0.474|
|23||Los Angeles Angels||152||66||86||661||700||0.434|
|25||Tampa Bay Rays||151||64||87||640||670||0.424|
|26||San Diego Padres||152||64||88||641||722||0.421|
How To Win At New York Mets Betting
The New York Mets incredible 2015 saw them go from rank outsiders to runners-up in the World Series, an against-the-odds victory for anyone who held onto belief in The Mets when they were at their lowest ebb. Terry Collins’ team are no longer the unknown quantity they were twelve months ago, however, and started the season as a +1200 shot on the moneyline to win the World Series one year on from losing out to Kansas City.
In terms of hitters, The Mets have a great shot at outscoring opponents in 2016, and are already punching well above the average when it comes to run on the board. Indeed such has been their strong start, coupled with the Washington Nationals’ resurgence that observers are already calling the East Division a two-team race this season.
Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler could be the strongest across the National League this year and having improved pre-season in terms of the World Series moneyline from +2800 to +1200, they are clearly now one of the favourites to win.
So where is the value? Essentially, picking the moments they won’t be victorious and taking good odds for teams against them. Playing an open game against The Mets can lead to being heavily outscored, or if you like The Mets, go with a -1.5 handicap, as they beat teams right out of sight.
But last season was the first winning season for seven years, and despite The Mets’ recent success, they are still not perfect and the win total of 89.5 looks ambitious. Last year saw them return a record of 90-72 and they have started with almost exactly that ratio of wins, so it will be close. But losing Daniel Murphy in the offseason to The Nats of all teams could cost them.
In David Wright, Asdrubal Carrera and Neil Walker, they have speed and power to compete with any offensive side. But keeping the field locked might be a problem, and if they have an Achilles heel, that is it. Balancing any loss bets with belief in The Mets if they fall considerably behind The Nats could see you cash out a profit before postseason, too.