Red Sox Odds: How to Bet on the Boston Red Sox

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Sports betting is now available in Massachusetts! Retail sportsbooks launched on January 31, 2023. Online sportsbooks in Massachusetts will be authorized to launch in March 2023. That means MA bettors will be able to bet on the Boston Red Sox once the 2023 MLB season begins.

Boston Red Sox 2023 World Series Odds at the Best Sportsbooks

  • DraftKings Massachusetts: +6000
  • BetMGM Massachusetts: +8000
  • Caesars Massachusetts: +7500

Where Can You Bet on the Boston Red Sox in Massachusetts?

Soon, you’ll be able to bet on the Boston Red Sox at retail and online sportsbooks in Massachusetts.

Online Sportsbooks in Massachusetts

Online sportsbook apps in Massachusetts will allow residents to bet from the comfort of their own phone screen — provided they’re betting from within the state’s borders. Online Massachusetts sports betting sites are expected to go live in March 2023. 

Most sportsbook apps offer a robust menu of sports on which to wager. And not just the traditional favorites like MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL. Boston sports fans can bet on soccer, both domestic and international contests, among many other niche sports and competitions. Most books offer an enticing welcome bonus to new users, too. 

Currently, the following sportsbooks have been approved for licenses in Massachusetts:

  • Caesars Sportsbook MA
  • BetMGM MA
  • DraftKings MA
  • FanDuel MA
  • PointsBet MA
  • Barstool MA
  • Fanatics MA
  • WynnBET

Others have applied for licenses, and those applications are set to be reviewed by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission soon. These sportsbooks have applied for MA licenses:

  • Bally Bet
  • Betr
  • Digital Gaming Corporation USA

These applications are largely expected to be approved.

Retail Sportsbooks in Massachusetts

Retail, aka brick and mortar, sportsbooks are physical locations where Massachusetts residents can visit to make wagers. The locations are often accompanied by amenities and attractions to draw visitors.

Massachusetts’ three commercial casinos (Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, and Plainridge Park Casino) will all have retail sportsbooks. Here are the partnerships currently in place with each location:

  • Encore Boston Harbor: Caesars and WynnBET
  • MGM Springfield: BetMGM
  • Plainridge Park Casino: Barstool and Fanatics

How Boston Red Sox Baseball Betting Odds Are Calculated

Red Sox betting odds are fluid and fluctuate based on a number of factors that sportsbooks and oddsmakers take into consideration, whether it’s from game to game or for the World Series. 

The most popular odds in the US are referred to as “moneyline” odds in which the number is accompanied by a minus (-) sign to indicate the favorite or a plus (+) sign to indicate the underdog.

If the Red Sox hit the road to face the Blue Jays or Yankees, it won’t be a surprise to see them with plus-money odds. If they’re listed at +110, a bettor will wager $100 for the chance to net $110 in the event of a Red Sox win. On the other side, if the bettor wants to wager on the Blue Jays or Yankees at -110, they’ll need to put up $110 for the chance to net $100.

There are a number of factors that can move lines in all sports, especially ahead of a single matchup. In baseball, however, the starting pitcher plays a major role in what odds a team will draw. Even if a team is generally considered weaker than another, and even if that team is on the road, it may draw favorable odds if their best starting pitcher is on the mound.

How To Bet on the Boston Red Sox in Massachusetts

As of right now, bettors cannot wager on the Red Sox within the state’s borders. Those determined to place wagers for the upcoming MLB season can do so soon. Retail sportsbooks are expected to launch on January 31, 2023. Online sportsbooks are expected to follow in March. 

When online sports wagering is live in Massachusetts, the first thing bettors will do is select an app to download and register with. It’s recommended that bettors utilize multiple books in order to find the best prices.

The next steps include registering an account, making an initial deposit, and proceeding to make a bet. Bettors will be required to provide the following personal information:

  • Age
  • Address
  • Social Security number

Once registered, new users can make their initial deposit. Options vary across sportsbooks, but most allow deposits via bank transfers, credit and debit cards, Play+ cards, VIP Preferred eChecks, and PayPal. Pay attention to each sportsbook’s bonus offer, and regularly check this site to find the promo codes.

Withdrawal requests may take a little more time to process, but bettors will select their method of choice and the amount they’d like to withdraw. Options to cash out are similar to the deposit options. Deposits hit a user’s account immediately, but users shouldn’t be alarmed if a withdrawal takes 3-5 business days on some platforms.

Boston Red Sox Baseball Futures Odds

Futures are the odds of a team to make the playoffs, advance to its sport’s championship, or win its sport’s championship. The Red Sox’s World Series odds are not great right now. Preseason power rankings, like the one at MLB.com, has Boston set to finish in last place in the AL East. 

Boston Red Sox Baseball Prop Bets

Prop bets are based on the occurrence of a particular event and can be focused on a team or an individual player.

Bettors may place a wager on what team will score first, if a team will hit a home run, or how many home runs it will score. They may be able to pick the Over or Under on total hits, runs, or RBI a specific player will collect in a game. Or a bettor may be able to wager on the Over/Under on the number of strikeouts a pitcher may record in a start.

Prop bets can be for a single game, a playoff series, or the entire season. Bettors can place a prop bet on Player A winning MVP or Pitcher X winning the Cy Young.

Live Betting on the Boston Red Sox in Massachusetts

Live betting is a feature that’s becoming more popular on sportsbook apps, and baseball lends itself to those who enjoy tracking changing odds over the course of a nine-inning — or longer — game.

Sports betting isn’t currently legal in Massachusetts, but when sportsbook apps launch within the state, bettors will be able to bet on in-progress games and events.

How To Bet on the World Series in Massachusetts

With sports betting expected to launch retail in January and online in March, World Series futures markets will be among the first baseball bets available. You can bet on the Red Sox to win, though the team’s odds are not great. By the time the 2023 World Series comes around, Massachusetts sports betting will have been live for half a year. The industry will hopefully be thriving, and World Series markets will be plentiful.

Boston Red Sox Partnerships

The Red Sox are partnered with DraftKings, who serve as their official daily fantasy sports (DFS) partner. While that’s different from sports betting, the relationship could open the door for an expanded partnership down the road.

The first domino that needs to fall is the legalization of sports betting in the state. When that hurdle is cleared, it could pave the way for DraftKings to partner with the Red Sox as their official online sportsbook as well. 

Fenway Park in Massachusetts

Fenway Park, the home stadium of the Red Sox, is one of baseball’s most historic and iconic venues. The ballpark holds 37,731, a modest total even after renovations increased capacity.

Fenway Park is located at 4 Jersey Street in Boston. Time will tell if it serves as a location for a sportsbook. Other teams in states with legal sports betting have partnered with sportsbooks and opened a retail location at their home venue.

Boston Red Sox Baseball Odds FAQs

How are odds for the Red Sox calculated?

Professional oddsmakers at sportsbooks consider considerable information and data to calculate a team’s chances of advancing to, and winning, the World Series. These numbers aren’t static. Oddsmakers adjust them depending on a multitude of factors that happen over the course of the year.

Do Massachusetts’ legal sportsbooks offer bets on the Red Sox?

When legal sports betting and sportsbooks are launched within Massachusetts, bettors in the state will be able to bet on the Red Sox. And there will be plenty of platforms to bet on. Caesars, BetMGM, and other sportsbooks are already approved for MA licenses. They are just awaiting the all-clear to go live. 

How popular is betting on the Red Sox?

Boston is sports-crazed with a lot of successful sports franchises that call the city home. When online sports betting launches in Massachusetts in March, it’s fair to expect a significant portion of the Red Sox fan base to also take to betting on their home team.

Do the Red Sox have a partnership with a sportsbook?

The Red Sox do not currently have a partnership with a sportsbook, as sports betting isn’t yet live in the state. However, their partnership with DraftKings — the team’s official DFS partner — suggests that a deeper partnership could be forged in the future.

Who has the best odds on the Red Sox?

Odds for the 2023 World Series are fluid, so the sportsbook with the best odds now may not be the same one in a month. Be sure you check multiple sportsbooks so you can find the most favorable odds when you choose to place your bet.

Is DraftKings legal in Massachusetts?

DraftKings Sportsbook is not legal in Massachusetts. However, DraftKings has applied for a Massachusetts sports betting license. If approved, DraftKings will be able to launch its online sportsbook in March, alongside other licensed operators.

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Cole Rush

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Cole Rush is a contributor to Gaming Today. Cole is a Chicago-based writer in the gambling, media, and entertainment spaces. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns.

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