With the 2016 MLB Postseason starting tomorrow night, Bovada has released its betting odds for the World Series and respective league pennants. Unsurprisingly, they are rather bearish on the Mets’ chances at the World Series.
The Mets are estimated at 18/1 odds at winning the World Series this year. That puts them eighth out of the 10 postseason teams. Only the Orioles and the Giants rank lower than them, both pegged at 22/1 odds. The Mets are also listed at 17/2 odds to repeat as National League champions; the Giants, at 10/1, are the only team with lower odds in the NL. The two teams will face off on Wednesday night in Citi Field in the NL Wild Card game.
It’s not surprising that the betting lines aren’t too optimistic about the Mets, due to the team’s well-documented injury woes. With Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon their only proven starters left, and with question marks at several positions, the Mets are going into this season at anything but full strength.
The Cubs are the runaway favorites for both the National League title and the World Series, having 11/10 odds at the pennant and 12/5 odds at the World Series. Here are Bovada’s full World Series odds:
|Boston Red Sox||5/1|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||15/2|
|Toronto Blue Jays||10/1|
|New York Mets||18/1|
|San Francisco Giants||22/1|