The Mets simply can’t catch a break, however bettors who had believed had been nonetheless optimistic towards the Amazin’s probabilities.
Even with the season on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mets followers acquired the information Tuesday the group can be with out their No. 2 starter, Noah Syndergaard, who was identified with a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his proper elbow and was slated for Tommy John surgical procedure Thursday.
Betting markets stayed calm regardless of the most recent little bit of unhealthy information for a Mets group projected to complete second within the National League with 88 wins, in accordance with Baseball Prospectus’ PECOTA projections. The Mets’ odds to win the World Series from William Hill stayed regular at 17/1 regardless of shedding Syndergaard, who had the eighth-best odds for the NL Cy Young Award at 20/1. Their odds to win the NL East and NL pennant additionally stayed the identical from March 9, earlier than many Las Vegas sportsbooks shut down, at 5/2 and 17/2, respectively.
“The baseball odds don’t transfer as a lot as a result of it’s not like basketball — with simply 5 gamers on the court docket at a given time — the place one participant like LeBron James can have a big impact when altering groups, and even soccer the place quarterbacks like Tom Brady can change groups and power oddsmakers to regulate the odds,” VSiN senior reporter Dave Tuley mentioned. “In baseball, one pitcher getting injured or traded isn’t going to vary a group’s odds an excessive amount of except books get lopsided motion and transfer the odds for that motive.”