Boston Red Sox Odds
When Massachusetts legalizes sports betting, betting on daily Red Sox odds will be massive.
The Red Sox have one of the most loyal fan bases in sports. Plus, the number of games over the course of a long MLB season coupled with the uniqueness of Fenway Park make conditions ripe for juicy lines and props.
See below for odds on upcoming Red Sox games, plus betting odds on the Red Sox to make the playoffs, win the AL East or win the World Series.
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Best Red Sox betting apps in MA
Massachusetts has yet to legalize sports betting. Gov. Charlie Baker proposed a bill to the state Legislature in October 2021 that would legalize sports betting in Massachusetts, however. If sports betting does become legal in the state, here’s where you can expect to find the best Red Sox odds.
- Up-to-the-minute Red Sox moneylines, run lines and totals.
- Parlay building to create multi-leg bets.
- Updated futures boards where you can bet on the Sox to win the World Series.
- Multiple prop bets and live betting or micro betting options.
- Up-to-the-minute Red Sox run lines, moneylines and totals.
- Same-game parlays to combine multiple Sox bets.
- Futures boards where you can bet on the World Series, MLB award winners and team win totals.
- Robust prop and live betting options.
Rush Street Interactive (BetRivers and SugarHouse)
- Up-to-the-minute Red Sox totals, moneylines and run lines.
- Parlays and round robins to combine multiple wagers.
- A buyout option that allows you to close active bets mid-game to recoup some money.
- Various live bets, including at-bat outcomes.
Those are the sportsbooks currently available to Red Sox fans in Connecticut. If Massachusetts legalizes sports betting, we can likely expect big names in sports betting — including FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook, but also BetMGM Sportsbook — to be looking to launch in the state.
A quick glossary of Red Sox bets
Standard baseball bets start with the moneyline, run line and over/under or total. These are the main options you’ll see for Red Sox game listings at online sportsbooks.
- Moneyline: A moneyline bet is a wager on a team to win regardless of the victory margin. The amount you stand to win depends on the odds at the time of your bet.
- Run line: A run line bet is a point spread bet. You bet on the favorite to win by a certain margin or more, or you bet on the underdog to avoid losing by the same margin.
- Total: Bet on the combined number of runs the two teams in the game will score. The sportsbook will set a line, and you can wager on the combined score ending up over or under that line.
Red Sox team and player props
You’re not limited to the standard bets from above, either. You can also place a variety of props on various Red Sox team and player accomplishments, such as the following:
- Team total: Does today look like a day when the Red Sox offense should have success? You could bet the game over/under, but you don’t have much of an idea about the opposing offense. With this prop, you’re betting on how many runs the Red Sox will score.
- Player strikeouts: Bet on the total Ks the Red Sox starting pitcher will end up with for the game.
- Player home runs: Is there a left-handed pull-hitter in the Sox lineup who you think should feast on the short-porch right field in Yankee Stadium? If so, this is the prop for you.
- Cy Young Award/MVP: If you believe in any Red Sox player enough to see them crowned the best pitcher or position player in the league, you can find Cy Young odds and MLB MVP odds at virtually every sportsbook.
- MLB Win Totals odds: Bet the over/under on team win totals ahead of the season.
Red Sox alternate lines and parlays
Bettors aren’t limited to the standard moneyline, run line and total numbers, either. You can search the alternate lines to find numbers that match the bet you want to make.
For example, let’s say that the Red Sox are on the road against the New York Yankees. Additionally, suppose the Red Sox lineup has done well in the Bronx this season. You also see the Sox starting pitcher has an ERA under two against the Yankees over the past two seasons.
Confident that this will be a blow-out game, you could bet the run line at -1.5. But you believe the Sox could win by four or more. An alternate line like betting on the Red Sox at -3.5 would give you more profitable odds if your bet ends up winning.
If you stick to the standard numbers but would still like to take a risk for more profit, you can create a parlay. This type of bet combines two or more wagers for bigger potential payouts. Each bet in a parlay is a leg, and you must get each leg correct to win the parlay.
One easy single-game parlay in this scenario combines the run line and the total. You believe the Red Sox will cover the -1.5 spread and that the Red Sox pitching will shut the Yankees down. In this case, you could back the Red Sox on the run line and place an under bet on the total.
Bet on the Red Sox live during a game
Online betting liberated players from having to get their moneyline, run line and total bets in before the first pitch. You can now bet on the Red Sox or any other MLB team live during a game.
The odds and available bets will shift depending on the score and situation. For example, say the Sox are playing the Oakland Athletics and are down 5-0 after the third inning. Before the game started, the Sox were at +125 and the Athletics at -115 on the moneyline.
As Oakland’s bats got hot, the line for the Red Sox with a five-run deficit shifted to +850, while the Athletics moved to -1000. Odds across the board will move, too, including the run line and the total.
Say you think the Oakland bullpen is tired and run down, or the Sox bats look like they could be heating up. Live betting gives you the option to bet on the Red Sox at that +850 number and possibly win a more profitable bet.
Your options aren’t limited to in-game moneylines, run lines and totals, either. You can also bet batter to batter on specific at-bat outcomes.
Boston Red Sox home games
The Boston Red Sox have called Fenway Park home for over a century. Designed by architect James McLaughlin and constructed in 1912 for $650,000, Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball.
- Fenway’s most famous feature, the Green Monster, is a 37-foot-high wall in left field.
- Then-owner Tom Yawkey commissioned the construction of the Green Monster in 1934 to prevent fans from watching the games for free.
- Ted Williams is credited with hitting the longest home run in Fenway Park history, at an official distance of 502 feet. A solitary red chair denotes the exact spot in the stands where the ball landed.
- Seating capacity is 37,305 during day games and 37,755 for night games.
- The deepest part of the park is right-center, extending 420 feet from home plate.
- The shallowest part of Fenway is right field, at 302 feet to Pesky’s Pole.
Because of its age and history, Fenway remains a bucket-list destination for baseball fans. It’s a shrine to the game and the same park where Red Sox greats like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and David Ortiz all played.
Baseball betting tips for Fenway Park
Because of its dimensions, Fenway Park has been one of the most consistent run-producing ballparks in the game. The Green Monster in left can turn a routine fly ball into a single or double off the wall, or a home run over it. The park’s short corners are the things great hitters dream of and even the best pitchers fear.
During the 2021 season, players hit 219 home runs in Fenway, tied for eighth most in MLB with Yankee Stadium. Fenway also ranks second to Coors Field in the park factors metric by Statcast.
Given the number of runs and homers, overs can be solid bets for games at Fenway Park. Additionally, the dimensions could influence prop bets like player home runs and player hits. Check your sportsbook’s MLB betting rules for more specific MLB betting quirks.
Red Sox seating chart
Are you ready to experience baseball history with a trip to Fenway Park? Prepare to spend some money.
Because of the team’s popularity, the limited capacity compared to some parks and the tourist demand, tickets to a Red Sox game can get pricey. Pre-COVID-19, 2019 ticket prices ranged from $21.14 to $161.14 for private field boxes.
Image via TicketLiquidator.
What is the Red Sox logo and mascot?
Though the Red Sox have had seven logos throughout their history, since 1931, their primary logo features a pair of hanging red stockings or socks.
Until 1907, the Boston team did not have an official name. It was unofficially known as the “Americans” until then-owner John I. Taylor decided to add bright red socks to the team’s white home uniform. Taylor himself started calling his team the Red Sox in 1908.
Wally the Green Monster is the official Red Sox mascot, but his history is much shorter than many other team mascots.
Wally, named after the famous left-field wall, debuted in 1997 to fury among traditionalist Red Sox fans. The mascot received an enormous amount of boos during his first season. These days, however, Wally is a generally accepted and kid-friendly addition to the Red Sox.
Who owns the Red Sox?
The Fenway Sports Group is the current owner of the Boston Red Sox. Billionaire John Henry is the group’s main shareholder. He purchased the Red Sox in 1999 for $695 million.
Following its success with the Red Sox, FSG also purchased the Liverpool Football Club of the English Premier League, and it recently bought the Pittsburgh Penguins for $900 million.
Does Fenway Park have a sportsbook?
As of this moment, sports betting remains illegal in Massachusetts. With the state Legislature considering legalization, that may change soon.
In 2021, DraftKings became the official daily fantasy sports provider for the Red Sox. Because of this, the company likely would have the inside track to becoming the official sports betting partner of the Red Sox, as well.
Where to watch or stream Red Sox games online
Most regular-season Red Sox games are on the New England Sports Network, available through cable and satellite providers. If you live in the New England region and subscribe to a cable/satellite provider, you can also sign up for NESN’s streaming platform, NESN+.
Greatest Red Sox comebacks (seventh inning or later)
The Red Sox franchise has had its share of late-inning heroics through the years. Here are some of the most noteworthy:
Oct. 21, 1975: Game 6 of the World Series vs. the Cincinnati Reds
It’s a game that features one of the most iconic images of baseball history: catcher Carlton Fisk waving and willing his walk-off home run fair in the bottom of the 12th inning.
The Sox were down 6-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning. With two men on and two outs, Sox manager Darrell Johnson sent lefty pinch-hitter Bernie Carbo to the plate. Carbo tied the game with a three-run homer, setting the stage for Fisk’s iconic moment.
Oct. 12, 1986: Game 5 of the ALCS vs. the California Angels
Boston trailed California 5-2 in the top of the ninth inning. Backs against the wall, facing elimination and down to two outs, the Sox gained new life when Don Baylor came to the plate and hit a two-run home run to get them within one.
Angels pitcher Gary Lucas came out of the bullpen and hit Boston catcher Rich Gedman. Dave Henderson then homered to left off Donnie Moore, putting the Sox up 6-5.
The Angels tied the game in the bottom of the ninth. It remained tied until the 11th, when Henderson hit a sacrifice fly to bring in a run and Sox reliever Calvin Schiraldi retired the Halos in order to win the game for Boston.
Oct. 17, 2004: Game 4 of the ALCS vs. the New York Yankees
This game is where the Sox began their journey to conquer the “Curse of the Bambino.” Boston was down 3-0 in the series to the Yankees, and losing 4-3 in the bottom of the ninth, when Dave Roberts stole second base and put himself in scoring position.
Third-basemen Bill Mueller knocked Roberts home with an RBI single, delivering a rare blown save for Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. The game continued to the 12th inning, when David Ortiz hit a two-run walk-off home run.
Red Sox retired numbers and franchise leaders
A number of legends have played for the Red Sox over the team’s lengthy history.
Fenway Park is a baseball shrine. The Sox have retired 11 numbers, and those numbers stand above Fenway’s right-field wall.
- Wade Boggs, 3B, 26
- Joe Cronin, SS, 4
- Bobby Doerr, 2B, 1
- Carlton Fisk, C, 27
- Pedro Martinez, P, 45
- David Ortiz, DH, 34
- Johnny Pesky, 3B/SS, 6
- Jim Rice, LF, 14
- Ted Williams, LF, 9
- Carl Yastrzemski, LF, 8
- Jackie Robinson, 2B/3B/1B, 42 (retired by all MLB teams)
These players represent the best of the Red Sox, but many other legends spent time in Boston. Manny Ramirez was considered the most dangerous right-handed hitter during his playing time in Boston. Pitcher Roger Clemens spent the first part of his career in Boston, winning three Cy Young Awards.
And don’t forget Babe Ruth, who played several years in Fenway before the Sox sold him to the Yankees for $100,000 in 1919.
You’d expect to find famous names among the all-time Boston franchise leaders, given the number of legends who played for the Red Sox. You’d be correct. The Sox franchise record book reads like a who’s who of some of the game’s greats.
- Batting average: Ted Williams, .344
- Hits: Carl Yastrzemski, 3,419
- Home runs: Ted Williams, 521
- RBI: Carl Yastrzemski, 1,844
- Wins: Cy Young/Roger Clemens, 192
- ERA: Joe Wood, 1.99
- Strikeouts: Roger Clemens, 2,590
- Saves: Jonathan Papelbon, 219