Vegas, baby! The New York Yankees have made a few friends in Vegas as they released their latest odds as to who would win the World Series, putting the Bombers right on top.
The Houston Astros are hoping for a repeat. The New York Yankees are laughing in their face with their recent hot surge.
Well, that hot surge has paid off as the Yankees flew to the top of the leaderboard, now at 5-1 odds vs. their previous 9-1 odds at the beginning of the season. This was announced by Bovada and reported by Ethan Sears of The New York Post.
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How could they not be the favorites right now? They currently are sitting in first place in the AL East after falling behind the Boston Red Sox by 7.5 games earlier this season. They’ve been on an absolute tear, going 10-2 so far in the month of May.
Bovada’s sportsbook manager Kevin Bradley spoke to The Post, saying, “Now after a league’s best start by the Yankees, combined with the fact that 19.9 percent of all bets in the last 10 days have been on them, we have moved them back into the favorite spot.”
The Astros now sit at 11-2 odds and the Red Sox have dropped to 13-2 odds since struggling after their impressive start to the season.
But how could the Yankees not be the favorites? They are getting production from every part of their lineup and their starters have been giving them quality outings. It seems as though the Bombers are hitting their stride and they don’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.
Their 28-12 Yankees are a far cry from their .500 record earlier this year. They’ve shown improvement in every single game, including numerous come-from-behind victories. The thing with this team is, they are never out of it.
So everyone counted them out early in the season. Now, they are World Series favorites. Let’s keep it that way.