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Mondesi is out with knee
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Red Sox 2023 Schedule & Betting Odds
|Jun 2nd||TB||-||+1.5||U 9||+105|
|Jun 1st||CIN||W 8-2||-1.5 W||O 9.5||BOS -172|
|May 31st||CIN||L 4-5||-1.5 L||U 10.5||CIN -168|
|May 30th||CIN||L 8-9||-1.5 L||O 9.5||CIN -182|
|May 28th||@ARI||L 2-4||+1.5 L||U 9||ARI +107|
|May 27th||@ARI||W 2-1||-1.5 L||U 9.5||BOS -110|
|May 27th||@ARI||W 7-2||-1.5 W||O 8.5||BOS -130|
|May 25th||@LAA||L 3-7||-1.5 L||O 9.5||LAA -110|
The Boston Red Sox's 2022 campaign was a letdown, especially following a somewhat surprising 2021 campaign in which they came within two games of making the World Series. Early in May, the season had a record as terrible as 11-20, which was a poor start. The Red Sox were considerably more likely to go cheap than to go big.
The Boston Red Sox have modest hopes for the 2023 campaign. To win over their supporters, the club will need to perform far better than its 78-84 record from previous season, which saw them finish in the bottom half of the AL East.
See all of the Red Sox odds, as well their win total, championship odds, and much more.
Betting on the Boston Red Sox
MLB Betting: Cincinnati Reds vs Boston Red Sox
Below is a selection of odds for the upcoming MLB game: Updated June 02, 2023 - Odds Provided by BetMGM - Subject to Change
|Cincinnati Reds||(+1.5) -140||+140||Over 9 (-120)|
|Boston Red Sox||(-1.5) +115||-165||Under 9 (+100)|
Red Sox Spread (Run Line)
When betting on baseball, you’ll be faced with three standard options: the moneyline, over/under and run line.
The run line is a bet on the margin of victory, like a point spread. But because baseball is low scoring, the spread will almost always be -1.5 for the favorite and +1.5 for the underdog. The payouts for each will just be adjusted based on each team’s strength.
Here’s a brief example of a run line for a hypothetical Red Sox game:
- Miami Marlins (+1.5)
- Boston Red Sox (-1.5)
As shown above, the Red Sox are favored by 1.5 runs against the Marlins; the minus sign (-) indicates Boston is the favorite, while a plus sign (+) is used to denote the underdog. Bettors who wanted to back Boston here would be “laying” those 1.5 runs, meaning for their bets to cash the Red Sox would need to win by two runs or more. Bettors who selected the Marlins +1.5 would win if Miami won outright or kept a loss to 1 run.
The Red Sox were 84-78 on run lines in 2022, covering 50.6 percent of the time – putting them in the top half of the league.
Red Sox Moneylines
Many first time bettors are wary of run line bets, especially when riding with the hometown team. In that case, moneyline wagers are often seen as the safer way to go. A moneyline bet is a bet on who wins the game -- no run line involved.
Let’s use the same example from before to understand the moneyline better:
- Miami Marlins +150
- Boston Red Sox-180
Just as with run lines, the minus sign (-) signifies a team is favored, while the plus sign (+) means a team is the underdog. The moneyline odds, written in American odds format here, indicate how big or small a favorite that team is, written in increments of $100. For example, to win $100 on the Red Sox, a bettor would need to risk $180. On the flip side, a $100 bet on the Marlins would net $150 if they pulled the upset.
The Red Sox went 78-84 in 2022, putting them in the last place in the AL East and in the bottom half of the league.
Odds can differ from sportsbook to sportsbook, so always make sure you shop for the best line with The Action Network app.
Red Sox Over/Unders
Betting on a team to win or cover a run line isn’t the only type of wager allowed on MLB games. Almost all sportsbooks will offer a total on the game, also known as an over/under. This bet is not on the winner of the contest, but on the number of runs the two teams will combine to score; sportsbooks hang a number, and bettors can wager either over or under that total.
If the number for our hypothetical Red Sox-Marlins matchup was 8 runs, over bettors would require 9 points or more to cash their tickets, while those who bet the under would need 7 or fewer runs. If the two teams scored exactly 8 runs between them, that bet would push and all wagers would be refunded.
Red Sox totals in 2022 were in the top 10 of the league when betting the over, hitting at a 77-77-8 clip.
Red Sox Props
Some bettors find more entertainment and success betting on more specific outcomes than the result of the game. Prop bets cover a wide market of wagers on player stats, discrete in-game events, and any style of yes/no question. Many props are bets on specific players and their performance, such as betting Rafael Devers over 1.5 hits on a given night, or betting that Chris Sale will strike out over 9.5 batters. Some props can be shorter term, such as betting on the number of runs scored in the first five innings or who will hit a home run. Offerings tend to vary depending on the sportsbook, so use our sportsbook reviews to find the best bet for you.
Red Sox Futures
Expectations are relatively low right now in Boston after 2022, so bettors still have to shop for the best line to get good odds on Red Sox futures bets. Futures are bets that focus on long term outcomes, like the Red Sox to win the AL East, win the American League Pennant, win the World Series, or even individual awards like winning league MVP.
How to Bet on the Boston Red Sox
Sports betting is legal in Massachusetts. The legalization of Massachusetts sports betting took effect on August 10, 2022, once Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts signed Bill H.5164.
Massachusetts residents will no longer have to travel to Maine to place their bets on the Red Sox. Maine sports betting was legalized on April 19, 2022, after Gov. Janet Mills passed LD 585 almost two weeks after the State Senate approved the bill, however, the Maine Gambling Control Unit announced that players might not be able to actually bet until January 2024.
Boston Red Sox and BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM's newest partnership was announced on March 7, 2023, just three days before the state's sports betting launch and a couple of weeks before the start of the 2023 MLB season. Fans can see BetMGM branding on the Green Monster, on social and digital accounts, exclusive fan promotions, and more.
If you'd like to learn more about the BetMGM bonus code, read our sportsbook review.
PrizePicks Promo Code
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