BetMGM Now Has Yankees as Co-Favorite to Win World Series

BetMGM Now Has Yankees as Co-Favorite to Win World Series
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

The red-hot Yankees are not cooling down and NY Sports Betting players have wagered them to the point that oddsmakers are giving them serious props.

BetMGM Sportsbook New York this afternoon had the Yankees for the first time this season as co-favorites with the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the World Series at +450.

With the most wins in baseball, by far, the Yankees (50-17, .746) continue their six-game road trip with the middle game of a three-game set Tuesday night as they visit the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10 p.m. ET (YES Network, 7:10).

Even on the road, the Yankees are favored on New York sports betting apps.

Nestor Cortes (6-2, 1.94 ERA) will start for the Yankees as a -185 moneyline betting favorite tonight with a -1.5 run spread at +100. The Rays (36-31, .537) are a +150 moneyline underdog with +1.5 runs at -125. The over/under run total is 7.

How Hot Are the Yankees?

The Yankees have won nine of their last 10 games and have posted a road record of 21-10. They lead the American League East Division by a staggering 12 games over the Toronto Blue Jays and 13.5 over the rival Boston Red Sox.

New York is on an incredible 121-game win pace.

The Rays are in fourth place, 14 back, but are only a half-game out in the AL wild-card race.

The Yankees finish the series against their AL East foe Wednesday, before returning home to begin a seven-game homestand Thursday night against the Houston Astros (four games) and the Oakland Athletics (three games).

Peering into the Future

BetMGM Sportbook New York released updated MLB future odds on Tuesday morning and its updates have the Yankees at the top all three championship categories:

AL East: The Yankees are the clear-cut favorite in MLB betting at -1000, after opening the season at +200. New York has 23.6% of the tickets held and 58.8% of the handle. The Blue Jays, who the Yankees just defeated twice on the road last weekend in a three-game series, is now the second favorite at +850, after also opening the season at +200. The Blue Jays have 32.7% of the tickets held and 23.9% of the handle.

AL Championship: The Yankees are now the favorite (+200, 22.6% tickets, 28.6% handle) to advance to the World Series, after opening the season at +550. The Astros, their next opponent, are second at +300 (6.1% tickets, 4.6% handle). The Blue Jays (+450, 14.7% tickets, 18.3% handle) are currently third after opening the season at +650.

World Series: As mentioned, New York (13.8% tickets, 20.9% handle) is now tied with the Dodgers at +450, after opening the season at +1000. The Dodgers have 12% of tickets, 13.9% of handle. The Yankees’ city neighbor, the New York Mets (+700, 11% tickets, 13.9% handle) are tied with the Astros (+700, 4.4% tickets, 6.4% handle) for third.

The Mets opened the season at +2000, while the Astros opened at +800.

The Blue Jays (+900, 8.2% tickets, 8% handle) round out the top five after opening the season at +1600.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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