Boston Red Sox Odds
Boston Red Sox Odds
The 2023 MLB season is over a month old, and Boston Red Sox fans have another reason to be excited for the action: sports betting in Massachusetts is legal.
Bets can either be placed online with seven MA mobile betting apps or in person at three Massachusetts casinos.
At full capacity, baseball fans in Massachusetts could see up to 15 online sportsbooks in their state. With all of those options, baseball fans in the Commonwealth now have hundreds of MLB betting odds to consider.
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Red Sox 2023 schedule
Here is a look at the Red Sox schedule for the next month.
|Dates||⚾ Opponent||Home or away|
|May 19-21||San Diego Padres||Away|
|May 22-24||Los Angeles Angels||Away|
|May 26-28||Arizona Diamondbacks||Away|
|May 30-June 1||Cincinnati Reds||Home|
|June 2-4||Tampa Bay Rays||Home|
|June 6-8||Cleveland Guardians||Away|
|June 9-11||New York Yankees||Away|
|June 12-14||Colorado Rockies||Home|
|June 16-18||New York Yankees||Home|
How to bet on the Boston Red Sox
Red Sox spread betting
Spread bets in baseball are referred to as “run line.” A run line bet is essentially a point spread bet. You bet on the favorite to win by a certain margin or more, or you bet on the underdog to avoid losing by the same margin.
In MLB games, runs lines are typically -1.5 for the favored team, and +1.5 for the underdog.
Red Sox moneyline betting
A moneyline bet is a wager on a team to win regardless of the victory margin. The amount you stand to win depends on the odds at the time of your bet.
Red Sox over/under betting
Over/under bets are also referred to as totals bets. With these wagers, you can bet on the combined number of runs the two teams in the game will score. The sportsbook will set a line, and you can wager on the combined score ending up over or under that line.
Red Sox player props
You can also place a variety of prop bets on various Red Sox player accomplishments, such as the following:
- Player strikeouts: Bet on the total number of Ks the Red Sox starting pitcher will end up with for the game.
- Player home runs: Is there a left-handed pull-hitter in the Sox lineup who you think should feast on the short-porch right field in Yankee Stadium? If so, you could bet on that player to blast a home run.
- Cy Young Award/MVP: If you believe in any Red Sox player enough to see them crowned the best pitcher or position player in the league, you can find Cy Young odds and MLB MVP odds at virtually every sportsbook.
Red Sox futures betting
Futures bets refer to events that will occur later on down the road, as opposed to betting on an individual game. For example, popular MLB futures bets include World Series winner, AL/NL pennant winners, division winners, and player awards such as MVP and Cy Young Award.
Heading into the season, 42% of total World Series winner futures bets placed on BetMGM in Massachusetts were on the Red Sox.
Red Sox live betting
Live betting allows you to bet on the Red Sox or any other MLB team live during a game. The odds and available bets will shift depending on the score and situation. For example, if the Red Sox have odds of -130 on the moneyline before the game, but they go down 4-0 in the 3rd inning, their live moneyline odds may shift to +400. If you think they can come back and win, you can bet them at +400. Odds across the board will move, too, including the run line and the total.
Red Sox betting best promo codes
Online betting in Massachusetts launched on March 10. At full capacity, Massachusetts could eventually feature up to 15 mobile sportsbooks. Seven are now live. They are: DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, WynnBET, Barstool Sportsbook, and Betr. All of these platforms offer Red Sox betting odds for all 162 regular season games, as well as the playoffs and World Series.
All of these platforms feature Massachusetts sportsbook promos and bonuses to new users.
In addition to mobile betting apps, retail sports betting in Massachusetts has been live for several months now. Bets can be placed at three Massachusetts casinos: MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor, and Plainridge Park Casino. You can now place Red Sox bets (and MLB bets in general) at all three of these locations.
But which betting apps are best for MLB betting? Which ones offer the best Red Sox odds? Here are a few top sportsbook apps to consider for your Red Sox action:
⚾ DraftKings Sportsbook MA
One of the biggest strengths of DraftKings, especially for MLB betting, is the market depth. There is truly something for everyone.
On the DraftKings MA Sportsbook app you can find up-to-the-minute Red Sox moneylines, run lines and totals. In addition to these popular MLB bets, you can find plenty of player props and put together a same-game parlay using DraftKings’ same-game parlay builder.
There are also plenty of live betting or micro betting options.
With all of this in mind, the DraftKings Sportsbook app may be your best option when it comes to MLB and Red Sox betting in Massachusetts.
⚾ BetMGM Massachusetts
New BetMGM customers get one of the bigger welcome bonuses as well as ongoing promotions. MGM beats out most of the competition for MLB betting odds with its massive selection of futures, player props, game props, and more.
If you want to focus on just the Red Sox game, the BetMGM sportsbook app has a signature ‘one-game parlay’ feature to customize an MLB parlay on just a single game.
You’ll also find head-to-head player props during the season where you can choose a winner between two players for different categories like strikeouts, home runs, hits, etc.
Other Red Sox betting options you’ll find at BetMGM Sportsbook include team to score first/last, highest scoring inning of the game, race to X runs, and first 3, 5, and 7 inning markets.
⚾ Caesars Sportsbook MA
Like both DraftKings and BetMGM, the Caesars MA Sportsbook app features competitive odds and lines for all regular season, playoff, and World Series games. It also has extensive prop markets available.
However, what makes Caesars stand out is its rewards program, Caesars Rewards. It is among the best rewards programs out there.
If you are a frequent bettor, it may be advantageous to download the Caesars Sportsbook app and start building up your rewards as you bet the Red Sox all season.
⚾ FanDuel Sportsbook MA
The FanDuel MA Sportsbook app has a simple, user-friendly interface for MLB betting with plenty of odds markets.
FanDuel offers odds for all MLB regular season, playoff, and World Series games. It also has a vast prop betting market. Much like DraftKings, FanDuel also offers a dedicated parlay builder for every MLB game.
FanDuel is known for featuring extremely competitive odds, especially on underdogs. This means that users could potentially earn a bigger payout should those underdogs be victorious. So, if the Red Sox are underdogs this season, it may be worthwhile to use the FanDuel Sportsbook app to place your bets.
Red Sox injury updates
|SP||James Paxton (Hamstring)||15-day IL|
|2B||Trevor Story (Elbow)||60-day IL|
|RP||Joely Rodriguez (Oblique)||15-day IL|
|SS||Adalberto Mondesi (Knee)||60-day IL|
|RP||Wyatt Mills (Elbow)||60-day IL|
|LF||Adam Duvall (Wrist)||60-day IL|
|RP||Zack Kelly (Elbow)||60-day IL|
|SP||Garrett Whitlock (Elbow)||15-day IL|
|3B||Christian Arroyo (Hamstring)||10-day IL|
|3B||Yu Chang (Wrist)||10-day IL|
|SP||Kutter Crawford (Hamstring)||15-day IL|
Red Sox vs. Yankees betting predictions
The Red Sox and Yankees have one of the most heated and historic rivalries in not just baseball, but all of sports.
This year, the Yankees began the season as the AL East favorites with odds of +125 on DraftKings. They also had the second-best preseason odds to win the American League pennant (+370), and World Series (+750).
The first meeting between the longtime AL East rivals will take place on June 9 at Yankee Stadium.
Boston Red Sox odds
Now that the season has started, Massachusetts sportsbooks are offering odds on all Boston Red Sox and MLB games.
Here is what Red Sox odds looked like on DraftKings Sportsbook when the season started:
Best Red Sox futures bets
- World Series Winners: +6000
- Win American League pennant: +2800
- Win AL East: +1500
- Over/Under Win Total: Over 78.5 (-120)/Under 78.5 (+100)
Best Red Sox prop bets
- Masataka Yoshida to win AL Rookie of the Year: +700
2023 MLB futures odds
Boston Red Sox home games
The Boston Red Sox have called Fenway Park home for over a century. Designed by architect James McLaughlin and constructed in 1912 for $650,000, Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.
- Fenway’s most famous feature, the Green Monster, is a 37-foot-high wall in left field.
- Then-owner Tom Yawkey commissioned the construction of the Green Monster in 1934 to prevent fans from watching the games for free.
- Ted Williams is credited with hitting the longest home run in Fenway Park history, at an official distance of 502 feet. A solitary red chair denotes the exact spot in the stands where the ball landed.
- Seating capacity is 37,305 during day games and 37,755 for night games.
- The deepest part of the park is right-center, extending 420 feet from home plate.
- The shallowest part of Fenway is right field, at 302 feet to Pesky’s Pole.
Because of its age and history, Fenway remains a bucket-list destination for baseball fans. It’s a shrine to the game and the same park where Red Sox greats like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and David Ortiz all played.
Red Sox franchise history
Red Sox logo and mascot
Though the Red Sox have had seven logos throughout their history, since 1931, their primary logo features a pair of hanging red stockings or socks.
Until 1907, the Boston team did not have an official name. It was unofficially known as the “Americans” until then-owner John I. Taylor decided to add bright red socks to the team’s white home uniform. Taylor himself started calling his team the Red Sox in 1908.
Wally the Green Monster is the official Red Sox mascot, but his history is much shorter than many other team mascots.
Wally, named after the famous left-field wall, debuted in 1997 to fury among traditionalist Red Sox fans. The mascot received an enormous amount of boos during his first season. These days, however, Wally is a generally accepted and kid-friendly addition to the Red Sox.
Red Sox retired numbers
Fenway Park is a baseball shrine. The Sox have retired 11 numbers, and those numbers stand above Fenway’s right-field wall.
- Wade Boggs, 3B, 26
- Joe Cronin, SS, 4
- Bobby Doerr, 2B, 1
- Carlton Fisk, C, 27
- Pedro Martinez, P, 45
- David Ortiz, DH, 34
- Johnny Pesky, 3B/SS, 6
- Jim Rice, LF, 14
- Ted Williams, LF, 9
- Carl Yastrzemski, LF, 8
- Jackie Robinson, 2B/3B/1B, 42 (retired by all MLB teams)
These players represent the best of the Red Sox, but many other legends spent time in Boston. Manny Ramirez was considered the most dangerous right-handed hitter during his playing time in Boston. Pitcher Roger Clemens spent the first part of his career in Boston, winning three Cy Young Awards.
And don’t forget Babe Ruth, who played several years in Fenway before the Sox sold him to the Yankees for $100,000 in 1919.
Red Sox all-time leaders
You’d expect to find famous names among the all-time Boston franchise leaders, given the number of legends who played for the Red Sox. You’d be correct. The Sox franchise record book reads like a who’s who of some of the game’s greats.
- Batting average: Ted Williams, .344
- Hits: Carl Yastrzemski, 3,419
- Home runs: Ted Williams, 521
- RBI: Carl Yastrzemski, 1,844
- Wins: Cy Young/Roger Clemens, 192
- ERA: Joe Wood, 1.99
- Strikeouts: Roger Clemens, 2,590
- Saves: Jonathan Papelbon, 219
Boston Red Sox betting FAQs
What are the odds for the Red Sox to win the World Series?
On Opening Day, the Red Sox had odds of +6000 to win the World Series on DraftKings Massachusetts. Keep in mind that Red Sox futures odds fluctuate throughout the course of the season based on the team’s performance.
What are the odds of the Red Sox winning the American League East?
On Opening Day, the Red Sox had odds of +1500 to win the American League East in 2023. Much like World Series odds, these division odds shift throughout the course of the season.
What were the odds the Red Sox would come back down 3-0 against the Yankees in 2004?
In a word, astronomical. Going into the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS, the Boston Red Sox had only a 2.5% chance of coming back to win the series.
What are the odds of a Red Sox no hitter?
According to the studies of Michael Huber of Muhlenberg College and Andrew Glen of the US Military Academy, the probability that any given pitcher at any given day throws a no-hitter is .0013. There have been a total of 257 no-hitters in the 139 years of Major League Baseball.
How many World Series titles have the Red Sox won?
The Boston Red Sox have won nine World Series titles in franchise history (1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2018).
Where are Red Sox games on TV?
Most regular-season Red Sox games are on the New England Sports Network (NESN), available through cable and satellite providers. If you live in the New England region and subscribe to a cable/satellite provider, you can also sign up for NESN’s streaming platform, NESN+.
Does Fenway Park have a sportsbook?
Not at this time, but that could change. In March, the first major professional sports betting partnership in Massachusetts became official as BetMGM inked a sports betting deal with the Red Sox. Because of this, the company likely would have the inside track to putting a retail BetMGM Sportsbook in or around Fenway Park.
Where can I bet on the Red Sox in person in Massachusetts?
Baseball fans in Massachusetts can place bets on the Red Sox (and all MLB teams) at MGM Springfield, Encore Boston Harbor, and Plainridge Park Casino. All three facilities have a wide variety of MLB futures bets available, and they will offer odds and lines for each individual game once the season starts.
What betting apps can I use to bet on the Red Sox?
Six sportsbook apps have launched in Massachusetts. They are: DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars Sportsbook, WynnBET, and Barstool Sportsbook. Other companies will be added to the mix in the coming months.
What are the odds for Yankees vs. Red Sox?
The first game this season between the Yankees and Red Sox comes on June 9. So we won’t know the odds for that game for quite some time. However, we do know bookmakers view New York as the better team. BetMGM, for instance, gives the Yankees +800 odds to win the World Series, while it gives Boston +6000 odds.