Consistently filling every seat inside Fenway Park since May 15, 2003, the Red Sox are arguably the most popular baseball team in North America, but in recent years their form has suffered. Mainly due to injuries afflicting stars players, the Red Sox were underdogs for many of their games during the 2000s. Indeed, a series of undesirable incidents in 2012 culminated in a record of 69-93 and marked the Red Sox first losing season since 1997.
This season coach John Farrell has worked to rally the once powerful Red Sox and so far they’ve managed a win against their bitter rival, the New York Yankees. Such a win has put the Red Sox on track for their best winning start to the Major League season for a number of years. Indeed, a recent win over the Toronto Blue Jays has many bookies putting the Red Sox as one of the best teams in the division this season.
In MLB betting there is a current trend for betting on the underdog as a way to secure a healthy profit. Based on poor performances in recent seasons, it’s fair to say that the Red Sox were underdogs at the start of this season. Indeed, at the start of this year there was a lot of value to be found in Red Sox betting.
However, since they’ve managed to string together a series of wins under a new coach the odds are now starting to turn towards the Red Sox. While you’ll no doubt be able to find some winning bets, the likelihood is that you’ll struggle to find any real “underdog” value from the bookies for the rest