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Gambling in Sports - Mets Catch a Cold

Gambling in sports fans were pleasantly surprised at the start of the NY Mets as they were near the top of the National League East Division race in April.

Gambling in sports belief has soured on the Mets; however, as they have slumped in May with a sportsgambling mark of 3-10 to begin the month as they fell below .500. The Mets continue to be a weak offensive team and that has been the baseball betting problem that has plagued them in recent years.

New York ranked 19th overall in the major leagues for run production which has wasted a solid effort by the pitching staff that ranked 9th overall for staff earned run average.  The Mets continue to lack power as they ranked 21st in team home runs for 2010.

Mets manager Jerry Manuel is right back on the gambling in sports hot seat after receiving a breather from the pressure cooker due to the hot start that had many fans believing a wild card spot was possible this year.

What made matters worse during the slump was that the Mets dropped 3 straight games to NL East Division rival Florida after dropping two out of three to division rival Washington.  The Mets fell all the way to fourth place in the standings.

The Mets had a horrible implosion last year as they finished with a MLB betting record of 70-92 despite having one of the largest payrolls in baseball and playing at new Citi Field.  They last made the playoffs in 2006 and last made the World Series in 2000.

One gambling in sports asset in the lineup has been David Wright, who was hitting .281 with 8 home runs and 24 runs batted in along with 7 doubles and 19 runs scored with 8 stolen bases.  Rod Barajas was also powering up with 9 home runs to go with a .264 batting average.

Wright’s average was a team best and is illustrative of the Mets MLB baseball wagering lineup woes as they lack a .300 hitter this year.  Last year Wright hit .307 but had a sharp power drop off with just 10 home runs after hitting 33 with a .302 average in 2008.