The 2021 Major League Baseball season will begin in less than two weeks, and it should be an excellent season for the two teams from New York. Both the Mets and Yankees are betting favorites to win their respective leagues, and are also on the shortlist of World Series betting favorites.
The New York Yankees are the clear betting favorites to win the American League pennant, with odds currently being set at +230. The Chicago White Sox are next on the list at +370, and they could pose a decent threat.
In the National League, the New York Mets are listed at +550 to win the pennant, the third-best odds. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the betting favorites at +175 to win the pennant.
When looking at the World Series betting odds, the New York Yankees are second at +550, and the Mets are 5th at +1000.
National League West Provides Competition
While the Mets and Yankees are two of the top betting picks to win the World Series, the other popular options come from the National League West Division. The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorites at +350 to win the World Series, and the San Diego Padres are third on the list at +800.
The Dodgers return nearly the same roster from a team that won the title a season ago, and no team made as many improvements as the San Diego Padres. These two teams will battle it out all season long for the right to win that loaded division.
Time For Judge to Win MVP
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels is widely considered the best player in baseball, and he is the clear favorite to win the American League MVP Award. Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has been on the cusp of winning this award in the past, and it feels like his time in 2021.
Trout has odds set at +220 to win the MVP Award, and Aaron Judge is next on the list at +1200. You don’t usually see odds that are that far apart, but it will take a monster season for Judge to be named MVP, but the Yankees will need that effort to win the World Series.
Cole, DeGrom Cy Young Favorites
Not only are the Mets and Yankees big betting favorites to win the World Series this year, but they also feature two of the top pitchers in baseball. Both Gerrit Cole and Jacob DeGrom are Cy Young favorites in their respective leagues, but there is some tough competition.
In the American League, Cole is listed at +330 to win the Cy Young, and Shane Bieber of the Cleveland Indians has the same odds. Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox is next on the list at +550, and sportsbooks are currently viewing this as a three-man race at the moment.
Jacob deGrom is the overwhelming favorite to win the Cy Young in the National League, with odds currently being offered at +380. Trevor Bauer is the reigning Cy Young Award winner, and sportsbooks have him at +700 heading into 2021.