Home runs come in bunches in the Bronx which is why bettors are revealing their odds for Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge leading the league.
Last year, the New York Yankees broke several records en route to an impressive season. This season, they are looking to smash those records into oblivion.
One of their many records was the single-season home run record originally held by the 1997 Seattle Mariners. With 267 home runs, the Bombers proved their nickname was no fluke.
Well, that was during a season where Giancarlo Stanton was still adjusting to the American League and Aaron Judge missed significant time due to injury. At least those in Vegas are taking notice by giving these big guys some recognition for 2019.
On Dec. 19, Sportsbook.ag released their early betting odds for next season’s home run champion, as reported by Vegas Insider. While J.D. Martinez is high on the list, he falls short to Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
According to Sportsbook.ag, Stanton is number one on the list, with 7/1 odds to come out on top. Second would be his teammate and fellow outfielder, Judge, who comes out with 10/1 odds.
Of course, these are both solid choices for the top two, as both Stanton and Judge have led their respective leagues in home runs during the 2017 season. This year was a bit of a struggle for both, as Stanton was adjusting to a new team and new (read: colder) town and Judge suffered a chip fracture in his wrist late in the season.
However, when they did lead the league, they did it in style. Judge had 52 home runs during his rookie campaign while Stanton clubbed 59 homers in the Miami heat.
Yankees fans would love for these two to perform as bettors expect, especially if that will translate into more wins and a deep postseason run.