New York Sports Betting Preview: Yankees End Week with 4 Games at Fenway

New York Sports Betting Preview: Yankees End Week with 4 Games at Fenway
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

It’s back to opportunities for New York sports betting fans to consider the New York Yankees now that a rare off-day on the Fourth of July has passed.

Let’s take a look at what has passed over the holiday weekend for the team with the best record in baseball, what lies ahead and what New York oddsmakers are thinking.

Sweep Eludes Yankees

New York took the first two games of the series against the Cleveland Guardians before losing, 2-0, on Sunday.

The loss to the Guardians ended a span of 20 games without a scheduled off-day for the Yankees. The July 1 game with Cleveland was postponed due to weather and was made up as part of a doubleheader the next day. The Yankees swept the twinbill, 13-4 and 6-1.

During that span, the Yankees posted a 14-6 record and currently lead the American League East by a commanding 13 games over their rival, the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox will host the Yankees this weekend.

Sizing Up the Coming Week

The Yankees are now 58-22 (.725) and will visit the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jameson Taillon (9-1, 3.32 ERA) takes the hill for the Yankees against Jose Quintana (1-4, 3.43 ERA). The game is on the YES Network at 7 p.m.

The Pirates (32-47, .405) enter the game with one of the worst records in baseball. Oddly, they still are in third place in the five-team NL Central, ahead of the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds but 10½ games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers.

The Yankees then play four games at Fenway Park. New York has registered a 24-13 road record so far this season.

Yankees’ Odds Watch

The leading sports operator in the Empire State, FanDuel Sportsbook New York, has the Yankees as a -205 moneyline favorite Tuesday and the over-under at nine runs.

Pittsburgh is a +172 moneyline underdog on FanDuel’s New York sports betting app.

Caesars Sportsbook New York has the Yankees as a -195 moneyline favorite.

The Pirates are a +162 moneyline underdog and are -105 getting +1.5 runs. The over/under run total for the game is also 9 at Caesars.

Going inside the numbers, despite having the best record in baseball, the Yankees are surprisingly just 41-39 (51.3% cover) in run line games, with the average margin of victory at 2. As a favorite in run line games, the Yankees are under .500 (37-38 with a 49.3% cover). As a road favorite, they sport a 16-16 record.

Check On Futures 

 
The Yankees are an overwhelming -2500 in MLB betting to win the AL East (Toronto Blue Jays are second at +1800), according to Caesars Sportsbook. 
 
New York is now the favorite to win the American League at +175 with the Houston Astros (+240), Blue Jays (+550), Red Sox (+1400) and Tampa Bay Rays (+1500) rounding out the top five. 
 
The same goes for the World Series title, as the Yankees are the favorite at +400 with the Los Angeles Dodgers (+450), Astros (+550), New York Mets (+700) and Atlanta Braves and Blue Jays (+1100 each) to round out the top six.

Fan Duel has the Yankees at -1700 to win the AL East, +175 to win the AL and +400 to win the World Series. They are the favorite in each category.

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Contributors

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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