Red Sox Sign John Lackey Online Sportsbook

December 1, 2010 Sportsbook

Online sportsbook odds could be affected by the latest move made by the Boston Red Sox.

The Red Sox have reached a deal with the Angels’ John Lackey and his addition could make Boston a popular pick at the Internet sportsbook.

Online sportsbook numbers still favor the New York Yankees to win the World Series next season but those odds can change and the addition of Lackey to the Red Sox is a big one.  Lackey is expected to sign a five-year deal worth more than $82 million dollars.  The addition of Lackey would give the Red Sox a powerful starting duo at the top of their rotation that would impact lines at the online sportsbook. With Josh Beckett and John Lackey, the Red Sox would have a formidable combination that could impact odds at the online sportsbook.  Beckett is 106-68 with a 3.79 ERA in his career while Lackey is 102-71 with a 3.81 ERA. Those Internet sportsbook numbers are nearly identical and with this one-two punch, the Red Sox can give the Yankees a run for the title next Internet sportsbook season.

Boston would really have a rotation that could give teams trouble in terms of online sportsbook results. With Lester, Lackey and Jon Lester, the Red Sox could make a case for the best rotation in baseball.  Boston could be a team that goes under the total in their games at the online sportsbook with their strong pitching. It could also be that the Red Sox lose free-agent outfielder Jason Bay which would mean their games at the Internet sportsbook could be low scoring.

Boston is considered the second choice behind the New York Yankees at the online sportsbook to win the World Series.  The addition of Lackey will probably lower Boston’s overall odds but not enough to overtake New York as the favorite at the online sportsbook.  The Yankees recently made a trade for outfielder Curtis Granderson so their offense could be better while Boston’s addition of Lackey makes the Red Sox pitching better.

Boston was 95-67 at the online sportsbook last season. The Red Sox were third in the league in runs scored as online sportsbook stats show, but they were 15th in ERA so it is easy to see why the Red Sox need Lackey.  Pitching wins in baseball odds at the online sportsbook and the Red Sox just got a major addition.