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Mets Have Largest Division Lead in Major League Baseball

Iain MacMillan
May 30, 2021, 10:53 AM EDT
Francisco Lindor and Khalil Lee have been key pieces to the Mets success.
Francisco Lindor and Khalil Lee have been key pieces to the Mets success. / Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The New York Mets have taken control of the National League East.

As we hit the 50-game mark of the 2021 MLB season, WynnBET has released updated odds to win each division, and the Mets have been set as the odds on favorite to win the stacked NL East. WynnBET has their latest odds set at -200 to be named kings of the division, which is an implied probability of 66.67%.

Given that they have the largest division lead in the Majors, they’re worth a bet if you don’t mind laying $200 to win $100.

The Atlanta Braves (+240) and the Philadelphia Phillies (+650) are next on the odds list, while the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals both bring up the rear at +1200.

New York can thank their pitching staff for their success, as they have the second lowest team Earned Run Average in the Majors at 3.09, with only the Padres (2.53) ranking ahead of them. Mets ace Jacob deGrom has been integral to their success, as the star right-handed pitcher sports an eye-popping 0.80 ERA through his first seven starts.

If the Mets want to remain in first place in the division, they’ll need to crank up their offensive numbers. They rank third last in the Majors in runs scored, managing an average of 3.58 per game. Only the Tigers and Pirates are worse in that category.

While their pitching has been phenomenal, if they don’t start supplying their arms with more run support, their winning ways can only last so long.

The good news is, they did exactly that last night in a 13-run performance against the Braves. If that game was any indication of what's to come, maybe the Mets bats will start to warm up after all.

The Mets have begun to climb up the World Series odds board as well, as WynnBET has them set at +650 odds to win the Fall Classic.