It’s a renewal of one of sport’s biggest rivalries any time the Boston Red Sox face the New York Yankees.
But how important is the annual season series in determining the fates of each club?
BetMassachusetts.com – your source for sports betting in Massachusetts – decided to find out.
The history between the two teams is well-documented, but did you know that in nine of the last 11 season series played between the Red Sox and Yankees, the winner over the course of the year has wound up having the better record?
These numbers merit consideration as you check out your favorite Massachusetts betting apps.
Recent Red Sox-Yankees Season Series
Season Series Starts This Weekend
Pending the current air quality situation in the New York metropolitan area, the biggest rivalry in Major League Baseball renews Friday night as the Boston Red Sox (31-31) visit the New York Yankees (36-26) for a three-game series.
Both teams are scheduled to play Thursday. Boston is in Cleveland. The Yankees will play two at home vs. the Chicago White Sox after Wednesday's game was canceled due to air quality conditions.
The Red Sox reside in last place in the brutally tough AL East, 13 games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees are in third place, eight games back.
Since 2019, the Yankees have had the better overall season record and have won three of the last four series against Boston, including a 13-6 mark last season. Boston edged New York, 10-9, in 2021.
During the four-year span, the Yankees have recorded a 45-22 record against their arch-nemesis.
BetMGM Future Odds
With Friday’s betting splits for the series opener not available yet, here is the latest season outlook at BetMGM Massachusetts for both teams.
The Yankees are listed at +450 to win both the AL East and the American League. They are the fifth favorite to win their 28th World Series title at +900. The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers (+500), Rays (+600) and Houston Astros (+700) are all ahead in the World Series chase.
The Red Sox have a hill to climb.
Boston is listed last at +10000 to capture the AL East. For comparison, the Baltimore Orioles are listed next at +1200.
Ironically, the Red Sox have better odds to win the American League (+4000) and the World Series (+6600) than their own division.
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