How Sharps Are Betting Red Sox-Yankees Game 4
Kevin R. Wexler/NorthJersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK. Pictured: Members of the New York Yankees look on from the dugout during a 16-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series at Yankee Stadium
- Bettors are split on tonight's ALDS Game 4 between the Red Sox and Yankees.
- While bet counts may be even, the money wagered on this game has been one-sided, indicating sharp action on this game.
The Red Sox trounced the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS last night, winning, 16-1, to take a 2-1 series lead.
Facing elimination tonight — along with the threat of seeing the Red Sox pop bottles in their stadium for the second time in less than three weeks — the Yanks are sending CC Sabathia to the mound in an attempt to force a fifth game.
Competing only against a Sun Belt college football matchup, some early season NHL games and preseason NBA, this prime-time playoff matchup should see plenty of betting action tonight.
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But despite the sheer volume of bets that is hitting this game, it’s still unclear which team is going to be the more popular pick. As it stands now, the Red Sox have a slight edge, picking up 52% of bets.
What’s more evident is which side will account for more money.
The 48% of bets on the Bombers make up for 73% of dollars being wagered on this game. That means the average bet being placed on New York is about three times larger than the average bet on the Sox.
Since wiseguys are far more likely to be the ones placing bigger bets, it’s safe to assume that more sharp wagers are behind the Yankees.
The line in this game has reflected that sharp action, too. After opening at -115 at Bookmaker, the Yanks are now up to -135.