Massachusetts mobile betting apps will launch this Friday, March 10, at 10 a.m. Among the platforms slated to go live is FanDuel Massachusetts. FanDuel is a globally respected brand that runs its sportsbook app in a significant and growing number of states.
Sports fans in Massachusetts will soon have access to all of FanDuel’s great features, which include a vast betting market on MLB games. It’s no secret that the Boston Red Sox have a passionate fan base, and with baseball season right around the corner, those fans are eager to place bets on MLB games.
Once MA online sports betting apps are live, here are five MLB and Red Sox bets to consider placing at FanDuel on launch day.
1. Red Sox win total
One fun way to get involved with MLB futures bets is win totals. Heading into the 2023 season, FanDuel has win totals listed for all 30 MLB teams. Boston’s win total for the year is 78.5.
The Red Sox went 78-84 last season, and made a number of moves in the offseason. They brought in veterans Justin Turner, Adam Duvall and Kenley Jansen, but lost superstar Xander Bogaerts in free agency to the San Diego Padres.
Heading into Opening Day, there are a lot of question marks surrounding this Red Sox team. FanDuel’s win total of 78.5 indicates that oddsmakers expect the team to perform similar to how it did last season.
If you think the Red Sox can surpass 78.5 wins, consider taking the over with -112 odds. If you aren’t as much of a believer, you can take the under at -108 odds.
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2. Masataka Yoshida to win AL Rookie of the Year (+600)
Masataka Yoshida is going to be a player to watch this season for the Red Sox. Yoshida signed a five-year contract with Boston in December after playing in Japan from 2016-2022. While there, he hit .327 with 133 home runs and 467 RBIs.
There is a lot of hype surrounding Yoshida heading into his first MLB season, and you can bet on him to take home Rookie of the Year honors. FanDuel offers Rookie of the Year betting odds for both the American and National Leagues, and Yoshida is right at the top.
The 29-year-old outfielder has odds of +600 to win American League Rookie of the Year. Those are the second-best odds in the AL Rookie of the Year market, as only Baltimore’s Gunnar Henderson has better odds (+240).
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3. Rafael Devers to win AL MVP (+3000)
Rafael Devers is no stranger to taking home hardware. Just a few seasons ago he won a Silver Slugger Award, and he enters this season coming off back-to-back All-Star appearances.
Devers has the ninth-best odds to win AL MVP at +3000. He is just behind Houston’s Kyle Tucker (+2500) and just ahead of Baltimore’s Adley Rutschman (+3500).
Shohei Ohtani leads the pack (+220) in AL MVP odds, but sprinkling some money on Devers might not be a bad idea.
4. World Series winner
The MLB season is still a few weeks away, but it’s never too early to start looking at World Series futures.
The Houston Astros won it all last fall, and they are the preseason favorite to win the 2023 World Series with odds of +600 on FanDuel Massachusetts. They are followed closely by the New York Yankees (+800), Atlanta Braves (+800), Los Angeles Dodgers (+800), New York Mets (+800) and San Diego Padres (+950).
FanDuel offers World Series odds on all 30 MLB teams. So no matter who you think will go all the way, you can bet it on FanDuel.
5. Milwaukee Brewers under 86.5 wins (-134)
The Brewers won 86 games last season, but how much did they improve over the offseason? They brought in William Contreras, Brian Anderson, and Jesse Winker, but they traded off valuable contributors in Hunter Renfroe and Kolten Wong.
The rotation is still among the best in the league with Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff leading the way. But, the bullpen has been shaken up with the departure of Josh Hader. Devin Williams is elite, but there are still a few question marks surrounding this Brewers team.
Getting to 87 wins might be challenging, so consider backing the under here.
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