Yankees Favored to Beat Red Sox in AL Wild Card Game

Red Sox And Yankees MLB Background

  • The New York Yankees have opened as the betting favorites to beat the Boston Red Sox in the AL Wild Card game on Tuesday night.
  • New York is currently listed at -117 and Boston at +107 at the BetOnline App.
  • The Yankees are a +1200 to win the World Series while the Red Sox are listed at +1600 at the same sportsbook.

The New York Yankees have opened as the betting favorite to beat the Boston Red Sox in the AL Wild Card game on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

According to online sportsbook BetOnline, the Yankees are the -117 odds on favorite to advance to the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox meanwhile, are the +107 betting underdogs.

Boston won their regular season series against the Yankees, taking 10 out of their 19 total games played against each other this season. This is also the first postseason meeting between these two teams since the 2018 ALDS which the Red Sox won via sweep en route to winning the World Series. This is Boston’s first appearance in the Wild Card game while it will be the Yankees’ fifth time to be in this spot.

Judge Walkoff Sends Yankees to Postseason

Aaron Judge drove home the winning run with a one-out single in the ninth inning of the Yankees 1-0 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. The Yankees finished the season with a 92-70 record and head to their fifth consecutive postseason appearance.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the fifth inning to beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 on the road. Boston held Washington scoreless from that point, tying the game in the 7th inning, and taking the lead for good on a two-run home run by slugger Rafael Devers in the 9th.

The day began with several possible outcomes with tiebreaker scenarios involving the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays. Seattle and Toronto needed to win on Sunday and hoped that either Boston or New York lose to have a chance. But the stars from the Red Sox and Yankees came through and we end up with the simplest outcome: The Red Sox and Yankees in a blockbuster wild card game.

World Series Odds Entering the Playoffs

The defending champions Los Angeles Dodgers are still the odds on favorite to win the World Series. Their shortest odds are at +350 at Bet365 and the Caesars Sportsbook. Los Angeles is also listed at +380 at DraftKings, and +390 at BetOnline and FanDuel. PointsBet has them at +375 while the BetMGM has them at their longest odds at +400. Regardless of the price, the Dodgers are on top of everyone’s oddsboard.

Meanwhile, the Yankees are currently tied with the Braves with the second-longest odds to win the World Series at +1200 via BetOnline while the Red Sox are tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the longest odds at +1600. New York’s shortest odds right now are at +1100 via DraftKings while their longest are at +1300 via PointsBet. Boston’s shortest odds are +1200 at FanDuel while their longest odds are +1800 at PointsBet.

As far as the AL Pennant is concerned, the Astros are the betting favorite at BetOnline at +225 with the Rays second at +265 and the White Sox in third at +350. The Yankees and Red Sox are at the bottom at +500 and +750, respectively. New York and Boston are at the same spot but different prices at the other top MLB sportsbooks.

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Shane Acedera / Author

Shane grew up watching the Magic & Bird rivalry but ended up rooting for Detroit's Bad Boys team in the 1990s NBA. He loves to tell sports stories and has been writing about sports since high school. When Shane isn't busy jotting down his thoughts, he's just chillin' at home with his wife Rocelle and their two dogs named Horry and Fisher. He recently added a new family member, adopting a handsome retired K-9 named Ranger.

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