Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 5/19/13
It’s been tough to bet on the Mets this season, literally or figuratively.   Whether your consider your investment in the team emotional or you’re actually putting your money on the line, your return on investment has not been good in 2013.  I like the occasional sports bet but have a hard time wagering against my team, especially the Mets.  I have other friends that don’t share the same problem and have adopted the philosophy that if the team is going to disappoint them on the field, they might as well try and profit from their poor play. I can see how that makes sense, I mean you know more about the team you root for than any other, but it’s hard to put aside being a fan when you’re betting and that can complicate things.  So for now, if I feel like betting on the Mets games, I’ll wait till Matt Harvey is on the mound or stick to the over/unders. For today’s series finale against the Cubs it’s hard to bet confidently on Dillon Gee (2-5, 6.13 ERA), especially when he’s squaring off against Travis Wood.   Wood is 4-2 with an ERA of 2.03 and has given up 3 or less runs while going at least 6 innings in all 8 of his 2013 starts.  Wood was also 2-0 with 1.38 ERA against the Mets last season and New York is hitting just .233 against lefties this season. So, not wanting to bet against the Mets, maybe sticking with the over/under bet is the way to go for this game.  The over has hit in 7 of NY Mets’ last 9 games when playing in Wrigley and in 5 of the last 6 home games for the Cubbies (7 of the last 9 while playing the Mets at home).  The over it is! Of course, if after looking over all the online betting sites and comparing the latest odds on the Mets you decide that no play is the right play for you, trying your luck on a game of baseball slots at an online casino is another option.  One of the best of these baseball slots games is undoubtedly ‘Hot Shot’, a five reel, nine pay line video slot.  From the minute you start it is baseball all the way, with the reel icons being of familiar baseball sights like pitchers, hitters, catchers’ mitts and a baseball, all set against the background of a lush green field. The sound effects utilized in Hot Shot are another reason why it is such a good game, with crowd sounds heard throughout, but rising from a murmur to a roar when you score a win with the gold trophy scatter symbol – while normal winning reels are greeted by the sound of a bat whacking a baseball. You stand a pretty good chance of winning money by playing Hot Shot too, thanks to the nine pay lines and the presence of a wild symbol (the burning baseball).  If nothing else, maybe some slots will help take your mind off the Mets on-field woes, if only for a little while.
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