Red Sox vs Yankees Series Odds: Weekend Preview
Yankees Welcome Sox to the Bronx in Hopes of Continuing Dominance
Red Sox vs Yankees series odds preview starts with Twins opening as a -180 favorite with the total set at 8.5 -110, each way. The Red Sox are 3-5 when receiving +140 or better, while the Yankees are 35-11 (+537 units) when -170 favorites or more. (opening lines are subject to change)
The Red Sox / Yankees rivalry fires back up again this weekend heading into the All-Star break. The Yankees own the American League standings with a 13-game lead but are just 4-6 in their last 10. Boston is tied with Toronto for the last wild card spot and has dropped 8 of 10 after dropping four straight to Tampa.
- Game: Boston Red Sox (48-43) at New York Yankees (62-27)
- Location: Yankees Stadium
- Television: Amazon, MLB
The Red Sox, Yankees series odds are going to heavily favor the Yankees this weekend after the Bombers have beaten the Sox in 10 of their last 14 meetings and 38 of their last 53 games in New York. The Yankees success against their division (28-14) is a direct reflection of their standing in the American League East. Their record inside the division is 13.5 games better than Boston (11-24). The Yankees team’s MLB odds to win the World Series is 6/1, making them the league’s favorite.
Jordan Montgomery (3-2, 3.19) gets the start in game one for New York. Montgomery is 2-0 at Yankees Stadium, allowing just 36 hits in 48 innings. As a favorite, New York is 58-26 (69.05%) as a favorite (+493 units) and 35-11 at home, good for 683 units of profit. The Bombers are 4-3 against the Red Sox this season but that hasn’t turned a profit (-56 units) because the oddsmakers are forcing you to lay more money than most are comfortable playing when building a bankroll is the key to success betting odds baseball. The over is 14-6 in the Yankees last 20 games 1 of a series.
Boston’s Hurt by Inability to Stop Losing Streaks
The Red Sox’s odds to win the World Series is 33/1 after opening 16/1. Boston has lost six of seven games after a loss creating too many times where they weren’t able to stop losing streaks. The Sox are now in the midst of their second four-game losing streak in the last 10 days. As an underdog, Boston is 17-23 this season, -294 units. Since 2012, Joey Cora’s team is 81-106 against the Yanks, -2433 units.
Nathan Eovaldi (4-2, 3.16) takes the bump in game one. In his career, Eovaldi is just 3-10 against New York (-752 units) contributing to the Yankees large opening series price. I don’t think the Red Sox will close the New York Yankees standings gap in the American League but they can erase the bad taste from the Tampa series if the Sox can find a way to win this weekend series.
The Red odds to win the World Series may look more enticing if they can redirect a long history of losing to Aaron Boone’s team.
Yankees Likely to Increase Lead in American League East Standings
New York is clearly the right side to start off this four-game set, but are we ready to lay -180? If you’re watching your bankroll properly, playing a big favorite isn’t an option. We would suggest that we start this series off by betting the under 8.5 -110. This is a much safer option for your bankroll. I suspect that the Yankees / Red Sox series odds will continue to be too much for our bankroll which should push your wagers towards the total. For future players, we know that the Astros are a threat to the Yankees in the American League, but if you like the Yankees to win the World Series, I would go out and shop for the best number now as they increase their lead in the standings.Follow us on Twitter