All eyes are on New York for the second night in a row as the Mets meet the Yanks on their home turf, and the battle for dominance in the storied Subway Series rolls on. As fans book seats and queue up their streaming services, savvy sports bettors can turn up the heat on tonight’s game with some fun parlays and prop bets. For your entertainment and sporting pleasure, we have the best prop bets for Yankees vs. Mets in Game 2 of the Subway Series.
But first, a preview of the stakes for what some are calling a potential World Series preview.
The Mets (79-45) have been on a 100-win pace since early June, yet the Atlanta Braves (76-48) have managed to slice New York’s NL East lead by over eight games. They’re just three games behind the Mets now and bested both New York and Houston (78-45) in their recent matchups.
The Yankees‘ fall from grace has been rather stunning in the second half of the season. Of course, with a 75-48 record, they’re still the fifth-best team in baseball and eight games ahead of the next-best team in the AL East. But when you were staring down a Major League record for wins in early July, falling this far behind puts a question in everyone’s mind.
The Yankees needed a rally in this Subway Series – and they got it in Game 1, beating the Mets 4-2 and getting another homer for Aaron Judge’s growing record. The Mets can’t afford many losses with the Braves breathing down their necks, so they’ll be hungry for a win tonight.
Needless to say, this is a game the world will be watching, and it could tell us a lot about the postseason. The game starts tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium.
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World Series odds: Mets moving up | Yankees sliding down
Best Prop Bets for Yankees vs. Mets
One of our favorite ways to up the ante on any baseball game is to wager some cash on the most popular prop bets. Here are a few of the best prop bets for tonight’s Mets vs. Yankees game across some of the top New York sportsbooks. We’ll have a fresh batch for you tomorrow in time for Game 2.
Strikeout Props for Taijuan Walker and Frankie Montas
Tonight’s pitching matchup sees the Mets’ Taijuan Walker (10-3) up against the Yankees’ Frankie Montas (4-10). Here are the odds on their strikeouts from BetMGM NY.
- Taijuan Walker: Over 3.5 (-115); Under 3.5 (-120)
- Frankie Montas: Over 4.5 (-155); Under 4.5 (+110)
Walker left his start in Atlanta a week ago with lower back pain, but the team’s management seems to think he’s back to fighting form. Walker has a 3.36 ERA over 112 1/3 innings played with 85 strikeouts. He’s had three starts in August but only pitched nine innings and thrown five strikeouts. In his last outing against the Yankees, he pitched six full innings, allowed three runs, and got three strikeouts.
The Yankees acquired Montas in a pre-deadline trade with high hopes he could deliver for the team. He still has time to adjust, and management expects him to start delivering. But so far, Montas has not been great for the Yankees. He has started three games in pinstripes and pitched 14 innings with 14 earned runs and eight strikeouts. The most strikeouts he got in one game were four against Boston. But oddsmakers seem to agree with Yankees brass that Montas has more to give.
Will Aaron Judge hit a home run again?
Judge blasted his 47th homer against the Mets last night, snapping a nine-game home run drought. Can he do it again? Here are the odds on DraftKings NY for tonight’s game:
- Aaron Judge to get a home run: Over 0.5 (+195); Under 0.5 (-27o)
The odds are tighter than yesterday when they hovered around +220. Judge is on a potential record-breaking home run streak with 47 homers this season. Can he get back-to-back homers against their local rival? Let’s look at the precedent: Judge has hit homers in back-to-back games eight times this season. Against the Mets, he hit a home run in Game 1 of their series at Citi Field but failed to knock one out in Game 2.
There’s better money today betting the under on Judge.
Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso odds to get an RBI
Judge has the best odds to record an RBI at -105 on FanDuel NY, but what about the Mets batters?
In yesterday’s game, Daniel Vogelbach was the only Mets player to put numbers in the RBI column, clocking two RBIs in the seventh inning. In four at-bats, Lindor got one hit, and Alonso got none, though he scored a run off Vogelbach’s home run. Will the Mets’ top hitters do more in Game 2? Here are the odds on FanDuel NY:
- Pete Alonso to record an RBI: +110
- Francisco Lindor to record an RBI: +145
Better money for a Lindor RBI is an enticing wager.
Will we get a run in the first inning?
Last night, the Yankees surprised us all by scoring a run in the bottom of the first. Can one of the teams get an early run again? It certainly gets the crowd going.
Here are the odds at Caesars Sportsbook NY:
- Any run in the 1st inning? Yes (-110); No (-120)
Best Odds for Mets vs. Yankees
And, of course, one of the best ways to wager is to stick with the main game lines. Here are the best odds across New York sportsbooks for the Mets at Yankees’ money line, spread, and total (over/under).
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