We are just one week away from the MLB All-Star Break, and that’s usually seen as the unofficial end of the first half of the season. There are still several months of the season remaining, but the dream of a Subway Series is now more relevant than ever.
The New York Yankees are going to enter the All-Star Break with the best record in baseball as they continue to be on a record pace. In the National League East, the New York Mets are still on top, but they are starting to get chased down by the Atlanta Braves.
When looking at the World Series betting odds, the New York Yankees continue to be the betting favorites at +400. As good as the Yankees have been this season, there are still two powerhouse teams that are still in the mix.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have odds set at +450, and the Houston Astros are listed at +550. Both of these teams have recently won a title, and they are ahead of the New York Mets at +700.
The Mets might be the team that is best suited for the playoffs if they get into the field, but they are a team that will have to make some moves at the Trade Deadline.
Mets Have Work Left to Do
The New York Mets looked as if they would be the best team in baseball through the first month of the season, but injuries have started to take a toll. New York is now trying to hold off the Atlanta Braves in the NL East, and they are not the favorites to win the NL pennant.
The Mets are still the favorites to win the NL East at -145, but the Atlanta Braves are right behind them at +135. Even if the Mets are able to win the division, they are going to have an even tougher battle in the National League.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorites at +220 to win the NL pennant, and the Mets are next on the list at +350.
All Rise For Future MVP
Betting on the MVP Award is a popular way to bet on Major League Baseball, and the state of New York looks to have a top contender. In the American League, Aaron Judge is the clear betting favorite at +115, but Shohei Ohtani has started to close the gap a bit at +155.
In the National League, Pete Alonso is still in the mix at +700, but he has some work to do in the second half of the season. Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals is an overwhelming favorite at +100, and Manny Machado is also in the mix at +600.
Interesting Cy Young Favorites
The current Cy Young betting odds show that both the AL and NL could have a new winner, but those odds will change quickly. Sandy Alcantara is the favorite in the NL at +110, and Shane McClanahan is the favorite in the AL at +250.
Gerrit Cole is still in the mix in the AL at +850, but he hasn’t been as dominant as in recent years. Both Jacob DeGrom and Max Scherzer of the Mets have battle injuries this season, and that will keep them from winning the award.