Yankees vs. Red Sox AL Wild Card Prop Bets: Will Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton Hit a Homer at Fenway?
Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images. Pictured: Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton
The MLB postseason begins with the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. While betting on either side is of course popular, player props are also available.
The early market is betting on the Yankees as the road favorite in Fenway Park, as 82% of total handle is on New York, according to data released by BetMGM. The total has seen reverse line movement from 8.5 down to 8, but 74% of the money is still on the over.
With the action tilted toward the Yankees and the over, it makes sense that the player props getting the most action in the market are on New York’s sluggers.
Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge combined for 74 home runs this season, and bettors are hoping they can hit one more each on Tuesday. Stanton (+320) to hit a home run and Judge (+310) to hit a home run are two of the three most popular prop bets at BetMGM for the game.
Stanton has four homers against the Red Sox this year while Judge has connected twice. In his career against Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi, Stanton has two home runs in 27 at bats. Judge has only homered once off Eovaldi, but is 8-for-20 against him in a small sample across his career.
The most popular prop bet of the night at BetMGM is both teams scoring at least three runs combined with a Yankees win. That comes with +290 odds, which means a $100 bet would profit $290.
The Yankees are a -135 favorite with the Red Sox coming back as a +110 underdog. You can shop all live odds here.