Baseball betting has perhaps the most important series of the season beginning on Thursday as the New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox for four games.
Gamblers who bet on baseball will remember that the Red Sox have won all eight meetings against the Yankees so far this season.
Baseball betting on New York at the sports book is going to be popular even though the Red Sox have had success against the Yankees this season. The pitching matchups definitely favor New York, plus the Yankees are simply playing better than the Red Sox. It also doesn’t help the Red Sox in baseball betting that Jason Bay is expected to miss the first two games.
It is rare in sports betting when you will have a team favored against another team if they have lost the last eight games against them. That will be the case in this baseball betting series though. Jaba Chamberlain gets the start on Thursday against John Smoltz and the Yankees are prohibitive baseball betting favorites in that game. The baseball betting matchup on Friday is virtually even with Josh Beckett going up against A.J. Burnett. The Yankees are going to be heavily favored on Saturday in baseball betting as CC Sabathia goes up against Clay Buchholz. The game on Sunday is fairly even in baseball betting with Jon Lester facing Andy Pettitte. You could make a case when you bet on baseball at the online sportsbook to take the Yankees in every game in this series. Saturday’s game on Fox should be popular with gamblers who bet on baseball as will Sunday’s game since it will be on ESPN.
Baseball betting stats tell us that the Yankees have lost eight straight games against the Red Sox this season and the losing streak is nine overall dating back to last season. "The bottom line is we need to play better this time," shortstop Derek Jeter said. "What came before has no bearing. Nobody in here is talking about it."
New York is almost assuredly going to end this baseball betting series in first place in the American League East unless the Red Sox win all four games. Gamblers who bet on baseball think that seems very unlikely now considering how Boston is playing and how well the Yankees are playing. New York is simply a better team right now than Boston in baseball betting, something that couldn’t be said earlier in the season.