The Boston Red Sox are back, baby.
They’ve won seven games in a row after sweeping the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles. And that momentum could carry them into the postseason.
The Houston Astros are the favorites to win the AL championship with +200 odds at BetMGM and +205 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. But there is more value in the Red Sox's odds to win the pennant; Boston's odds to win AL title are +850 at BetMGM and +800 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
The Red Sox are 88-65 and they are red-hot right now -- mostly because they’re wearing yellow.
The schedule is in Boston's favor for these final series, though it will have to face the Yankees this weekend. The Red Sox go into that series two games ahead of the Yankees in AL East standings as both teams look to secure a wild-card spot. That will be a perfect opportunity to build on that standings lead. They then face the Orioles, whom they just swept, followed by the 63-89 Washington Nationals.
If they can put a beatdown on the Yankees in that series, the Red Sox will be golden. Like their jerseys. Grab those AL title odds now.
The Tampa Bay Rays have clinched their postseason spot and will likely win the AL East. Their odds to win the AL pennant are +300 at BetMGM and at DraftKings, but I still see more value in the Red Sox odds.
Boston's odds to win the World Series have moved at BetMGM from +3000 back to +2000, reflecting the recent win streak. Boston is cruising and I think you should bet on its odds to win the AL championship as soon as possible before those odds get shorter, especially if they keep winning in the yellow jerseys.