Despite what fans in Beantown will tell you, the Boston Red Sox betting odds are likely lower than they were last year. The rest of the American League East is top heavy with talent, and the Sox will have to work extremely hard to even win a wild card berth this year. Absolutely nothing can be taken for granted. Boston has to compete with the perpetual motion behind the New York Yankees, as well as the Toronto Blue Jays’ momentum after a late season surge and playoff run last year.
The Sox are talented and still boast a lot of big game experience, but they appear to be the odd Sox behind the other two teams. Anything can happen in this wild division this year. But the Sox will need to go on a hot streak and push themselves into a lead in the standings at some point early-ish in the year. The odds of them making a late push are low.
Boston Red Sox Odds Today
Let’s take a look at the Boston Red Sox odds today, for people looking to place a bet on today’s action, with the sharpest line in the business. The Red Sox play their home games at the hallowed grounds of Fenway Park. These games are broadcast from the Eastern Time Zone.
Boston Red Sox Schedule
Here’s a glance at the Boston Red Sox schedule, including all their home and away games.
Boston Red Sox Standings
We are your source for the Boston Red Sox standings. Check back often to see how the Sox are doing against their inter-divisional foes and rivals.
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||104||58||770||580||0.642|
|6||Boston Red Sox||162||93||69||785||668||0.574|
|8||New York Yankees||163||92||71||866||664||0.564|
|12||St. Louis Cardinals||162||83||79||761||705||0.512|
|13||Los Angeles Angels||162||80||82||710||709||0.494|
|14||Tampa Bay Rays||162||80||82||694||704||0.494|
|15||Kansas City Royals||162||80||82||702||791||0.494|
|19||Toronto Blue Jays||162||76||86||693||784||0.469|
|24||San Diego Padres||162||71||91||604||816||0.438|
|25||New York Mets||162||70||92||735||863||0.432|
|27||Chicago White Sox||162||67||95||706||820||0.414|
|29||San Francisco Giants||162||64||98||639||776||0.395|
Boston Red Sox Betting
The Sox were on the outside of the party looking in last year, and have taken steps to get themselves back in the dance.
First of all, they poached the Blue Jays’ ace pitcher, by signing David Price to a record-setting seven-year, $217 million deal. They also made some front office moves, with Dave Dombrowski being named as president of baseball operations, the resignation of general manager Ben Cherington and the promotion of Mike Hazen to GM.
Their pitching staff will be aided by a young and freakishly talented outfield with Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney Castillo. Price will spearhead the pitching this year, but Boston fans have to feel slightly nervous about Price’s shaky end of the season last year, and his sub-par performance in the playoffs. It’s one of the reasons Toronto fans were not that crestfallen to see him leave town for a fatter paycheque.
Will it be fresh and clean Sox, or will they wear the stains of last year? Only time will tell. Never, ever discount the big game theatrics of one legendary David Ortiz in his final curtain call this season.