New York Sports Betting Preview: Yankees Huge Favorite Over Lowly A’s

New York Sports Betting Preview: Yankees Huge Favorite Over Lowly A’s
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

With the best record in Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees have been very good to New York sports bettors this season.

After being no-hit by three Houston Astros pitchers on Saturday, the Yankees (53-20, .726) found themselves down 3-0 with no hits through six innings on Sunday. They then came back in dramatic fashion with three home runs, capped by a three-run blast by Aaron Judge in the bottom of the 10th inning, to give New York a 6-3 victory and split the four-game home series with the Astros.

Giancarlo Stanton got things started in the seventh inning with a solo home run to end the no-hit bid. DJ LeMahieu tied the game at 3-3 with a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning, setting the stage for Judge’s heroics.

The win marked the Yankees 10th walk-off win and its 22nd comeback of the season.

New York has an 11-game lead over the Boston Red Sox in the American League East, is 6-4 over its last 10 games and improved to 31-9 at home. The Yankees begin a three-game series tonight at Yankee Stadium against the worst team in baseball, the Oakland Athletics.

Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 2.97 ERA) takes the mound for the Yankees tonight. Paul Blackburn (6-3, 2.97 ERA) gets the start for the Athletics. The A’s record (24-49, .338) is the worst in MLB. Oakland has won back-to-back games but is a dismal 9-30 against teams over .500. The A’s are 21 games behind the Astros in the AL West Division.

Rarely Seen in Betting Circles

The difference in the teams shows in Monday’s wagering opportunities posted by BetMGM Sportsbook New York.

The Yankees are -300 as a moneyline favorite and are giving a rare 2.5 runs on the run line at +100. The Athletics are +2.5 (-120) and are a +240 moneyline underdog with the over/under run total at 8.5.

Baseball run lines are posted at -1.5 the majority of the time. 

Monday Morning Futures Update

As of Monday morning MLB betting at BetMGM, the Yankees are a whopping -1200 to win the AL East Division, +190 to take home the AL crown (Astros are second at +275) and remain tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers at +450 to win the World Series. 
 
The Astros and New York Mets are next, tied at +650, to win baseball’s Fall Classic.

By comparison, Caesars Sportsbook New York also has the Yankees at -1200 to win the division but at +200 to take home the AL pennant with the Astros (+260) and division rival Toronto Blue Jays (+500) right behind.

The Yankees are outright favorites of Caesars to win the World Series at +430, with the Dodgers (+450), Astros (+650), Mets (+700), Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves (both +1200) among the favorites.

On Thursday, the Yankees hit the road for 10 games. It starts with the Astros for one game on Thursday (rescheduled from April 4), then resumes with a 4th of July weekend set at Cleveland (3 games) and two games at the Pittsburgh Pirates. It ends with a four-game series in Boston, starting on Thursday, July 7. 

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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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