Betting Major League Baseball with Yankees & Mets

The New York Yankees and New York Mets get the spotlight on ESPN on Sunday night and it should be a good matchup for those betting Major League Baseball as CC Sabathia goes up against Johan Santana

The Yankees are the overall favorite to win the World Series in MLB props and futures while the Mets are a longshot.

Betting Major League Baseball is always exciting on Sunday night since ESPN has the game.  TV games always get more attention from those who are betting Major League Baseball and this matchup on Sunday night is really a good one.  Sabathia is 4-2 with a 3.43 ERA this season while Santana is 3-2 with a 3.72 ERA. Both pitchers are considered the number one starters on their teams.

Sabathia has not gotten a decision since May 3rd. The bullpen blew his last outing after he had pitched seven innings of one-run ball against the Red Sox.  Those betting Major League Baseball should know that he is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two career starts against the Mets. Santana has also been getting no decisions recently.  He pitched well against the Braves last time out but didn’t get the win.  Last year he gave up nine runs in three innings last year against the Yankees.  He is 4-2 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 career games against the Yankees. The Yankees had won seven of the last ten against the Mets before this series began including five six last year.

The Yankees have been winning with an offense that is first in the league in runs scored. Their pitching is not too bad either as they are in the Top 10 in ERA. The Yankees have been better at home but they also have a winning mark on the road. The Mets are far better at home than on the road. In fact, those betting Major League Baseball realize that the Mets have been almost exactly the opposite home vs. away. They have been excellent at Citi Field while they have won very rarely on the road.  That is not the mark of a winning team.  A good home record is nice but to make the playoffs a team normally has to be around .500 on the road.  The Mets are nowhere near that mark.

The Mets have been decent in the pitching department with an ERA that ranks in the Top 10 but their offense has really struggled. That has meant taking the Mets when betting Major League Baseball has been a risky proposition.