Yankees at the Break: Best Record in Baseball, World Series Favorite

Yankees at the Break: Best Record in Baseball, World Series Favorite
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

It’s the All-Star Break for Major League Baseball and New York sports betting and the New York Yankees have shown during the first half of the season that they are the team to beat in the fall.

The Yankees (64-28, .696 win percentage) have the best record in Major League Baseball. They currently are 13 games up in the American League East with a stellar 43-23 record against teams above the .500 mark. At the current winning percentage, the Yankees are on a pace to win 113 games.

Odds at the Break

BetMGM New York released its latest futures Monday morning, and the Yankees are tops in three title chases.

New York started the season at +200 to win the American League East division and now are the unstoppable, overwhelming favorites to clinch the divisional title at -10000 with 21.7% of the tickets and 58.5% of the handle.

A check over at Caesars New York late Monday morning found the Yankees at -5000 to claim the AL East.

To win the American League pennant at BetMGM, the Yankees opened the season at +550 and are now the favorite at +130 with 24.5% of the tickets held and 31.8% of the handle. The Houston Astros are next in line at +200 with 7.7% of the tickets and 9% of the handle. 
Over at Caesars, New York is at +170 to win the American League with the Astros at +200 and an AL East foe, the Toronto Blue Jays, at +800.

New York opened the season at +1000 to win the World Series at BetMGM and is now leading the odds at +325 with 15.7% of the tickets and 22.7% of the handle. 
The remaining top five favorites: the Los Angeles Dodgers (+375), the Astros (+450), the New York Mets (+700) and the Atlanta Braves (+900). 
At Caesars, the Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are tied for the top spot at +400 each to capture the Fall Classic, with the remaining top three favorites listed as the Astros (+450), Mets (+700) and Braves (+900).

You can count on EmpireStakes.com throughout the season for Yankees and Mets updates as well as New York betting promos.

5 Yankees in AL MVP Odds

You can’t bet on baseball awards on NY betting apps, due to state regulations, but oddsmakers around the nation have been assessing the American League Most Valuable Player race, among others.

Five Yankees have updated future odds on BetMGM for the AL MVP race with rightfielder Aaron Judge leading the way among that quintet.

Judge, who is in the middle of negotiations to extend his contract, has been massive for New York this season with 33 home runs and 70 RBI in 338 at-bats. Judge also has a .284 batting average, 74 runs scored and eight stolen bases. Judge leads the AL in homers and runs scored.

Judge opened the season at +2000 in MLB betting to win MVP honors and has dropped down to +140, with 14.9% of tickets held and 13.9% handle. Judge is in a two-way battle with the Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Otani, who is currently the favorite at -105 with 16.8% of the tickets held and 29.8% of the handle.

The rest of the Yankees listed are: Giancarlo Stanton (+10000), Anthony Rizzo (+12500), Gerrit Cole (+25000) and Gleyber Torres (+50000). Three Yankees who started the season with odds and are now off the board are Joey Gallo, Josh Donaldson and DJ LeMahieu.

The Yankees resume play after the break with a doubleheader in Houston on Thursday.



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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