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The Boston Red Sox sit dead last in the American League East standings, but they can put a dent in the division-leading New York Yankees’ postseason aspirations when they kick off a three-game series Tuesday night against their rivals as +185 betting underdogs at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Boston travels to the Bronx for Tuesday night’s Red Sox vs. Yankees betting matchup at Yankee Stadium trailing New York by 13 games in the division standings after taking two of three from Tampa Bay on the weekend, dropping the Rays to two games under .500 and putting them at risk of falling out of the tight AL wild card race.
The Red Sox dropped a 4-3 decision to the Rays on Sunday, but are 3-1 in their last four games after going 2-11 in their first 13 games of the season’s second half. The club’s inconsistent bats came to life during its brief three-game win streak, outscoring the Rays and Chicago White Sox by a combined 26-14.
However, the Red Sox have struggled on the road in recent weeks, going winless in a recent seven-game road trip, scoring over three runs just once while enduring back-to-back sweeps at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros.
Boston also has had a hard time finding wins in recent contests with the Yankees, going 3-6 in nine previous meetings this season, and is 5-12 against New York in 17 games against the Yankees dating to August of last year, according to the OddsShark MLB Database.
While it has been a disappointing campaign for the Red Sox, who opened the season with strong 10/1 World Series odds at the sportsbooks, it is the Yankees who have seized the opportunity in what has been an underachieving AL East, going 17-7 in July to build a 5 1/2-game divisional lead and improve their World Series odds to 10/1.
The Kansas City Royals continue to sit atop the World Series odds at 9/2, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers at 7/1 and the St. Louis Cardinals at 8/1, while the Yankees are joined by the Washington Nationals and the Toronto Blue Jays at 10/1.
The Blue Jays’ odds have soared since adding 2012 Cy Young winner David Price and All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki prior to the trade deadline. The club has gone 7-1 over their past eight games, moving them into an AL Wild Card spot ahead …Read More