MLB Odds: Examining Red Sox Bets With Boston On Brink Of Elimination

The Red Sox are 27 outs away from elimination


The Boston Red Sox are 27 outs away from elimination. While they’ve expressed confidence as they head to Houston for Game 6 (and a potential Game 7) of the 2021 American League Championship Series, do sportsbooks feel the same way?

As of Thursday afternoon, DraftKings Sportsbook has Friday’s Red Sox-Astros game as a pick’ em, with both teams at -110 (a $110 bet nets $100).

But there’s a serious separation when it comes to the book’s lines for the pennant: the Red Sox are +360 underdogs to head to the World Series (bet $100 to win $360), while a wager on the Astros to win one of two remaining games is on a line of -450.

If you want to bet the Red Sox in Game 6 but want a better return on your investment than the -110 moneyline, consider making a propositional bet on the length of the ALCS. The over on a series length of 6.5 games is at +115, and of course it can only go to a seventh game if the Red Sox come away with a win Friday.

While it’s getting ahead of ourselves a bit, it is worth noting that the Red Sox have the worst odds of any remaining team to win the World Series. The Astros are a -105 favorite, while the Red Sox are +1100. Of course, there’s still at least one game to go.

Game 6 of the ALCS is scheduled for Friday at 8:08 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on FS1, but NESN will air an hour of pregame coverage beginning at 7 p.m. and have postgame coverage immediately following the final out.

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