So the Yankees are firmly entrenched as favorites in the land of sports betting. The boys from the Bronx are listed at sportsbooks.com as 4-9 favorites to win the East, while the Sox check in at 2-1. Additionally, the Yanks are 9-5 to win the AL, and 7-2 to win the whole thing. The Sox are 4-1 to win the AL, and 9-1 to take the Series. Those odds for the Yankees in the division are atrocious from a money-making standpoint, and we can only think that the linesmakers are trying to steer money away from the Bombers. That makes some sense. And a two-for-one payoff for the Sox sounds like a reasonable deal, though not one we’re willing to make. Not because we don’t think the Sox can win the division, but because we don’t gamble on sports. Ever.
(But 9-1, hmmm. We’re tempted…)