New York Sports Betting Fans Must Wait Another Day For Yankees Opener

New York Sports Betting Fans Must Wait Another Day For Yankees Opener
Fact Checked by Michael Peters

New York sports betting customers will have to wait one more day to wager on one of the sport’s greatest rivalries.

The New York Yankees announced Wednesday that Thursday’s season home opener against American League East Division East rival and foe, the Boston Red Sox, has been postponed due to weather and has been moved to Friday, with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET (YES Network).

Fans holding paid tickets for the game originally scheduled to be played Thursday may use them for the rescheduled game Friday, or exchange them for tickets to a similar regular season game at Yankee Stadium, subject to availability.

Gates will open to fans with valid tickets at 11 a.m., with pregame ceremonies scheduled to begin at approx. 12:30 p.m.

Scheduled starting pitchers — Gerrit Cole of the Yankees and Nathan Eovaldi of the Red Sox — will more than likely go Friday.

Meeting in an opener for the first time since 2005, the Yankees and Red Sox had been scheduled as the first game of a major league season pushed back from March 31 because of a 99-day lockout.

With the rainout, the first game for online MLB betting Thursday becomes the Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs at 2:20 p.m. ET.

BetMGM Updated Odds For Yankees

In updated BetMGM Sportsbook New York future odds released Wednesday morning, the Yankees are currently listed at +550 with 15.7% of the tickets held and 14.8% of the handle to win the ALCS.

The Red Sox opened at +900 and have moved up to +1100 to take home the AL pennant with 6.4% of the tickets held and 3.5% of the handle.

For the World Series, the Yankees opened at +1000 and moved up a notch to +1100 with 8.6% of the tickets held and 9.0% of the handle. Boston has opened and is currently at +1800 to win the World Series with 3.6% of the tickets and 2.5% of the handle.

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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 ( 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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