Sports bettors show lack of support for Yankees and Mets as 2024 MLB season approaches

New York baseball teams, including the Yankees and Mets, are not optimistic in the eyes of bettors for the 2024 season. According to data from BetMGM Sportsbook, the Yankees and Mets are among the most bet teams to miss the playoffs. Despite their struggles, both teams have strong odds of winning their division.

In terms of postseason odds, only the Astros have better odds than the Yankees in the American League. The Yankees and Orioles are dead even in the AL East race at +180, with the Yankees being the second least bet team to win the division. On the other hand, the Mets have a win total of 81.5 after a disappointing 75-win season in 2023. Vegas bookies have low win totals and unfavorable odds for both teams to make it to postseason or win their division.

The Yankees’ preseason win total has decreased from 93.5 to 91.5 due to several injuries affecting the team. Meanwhile, despite seeing an increase in wins by one unit from 87.5 to 90.5

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