The Boston Red Sox had an offseason to forget.
While the arch-rivals, the New York Yankees, loaded up, the Toronto Blue Jays improved, and Baltimore Orioles got another year older, Boston largely stood pat outside of adding closer Kenley Jansen and ex-Dodgers teammate Justin Turner before locking up two-time All-Star Rafael Devers in early January.
Still, Boston finished in last place in the AL East and was the only team in the division to finish with a sub-.500 record. The Red Sox will have to exceed expectations to avoid finishing in the basement again in 2023.
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Red Sox Top Betting Odds 2023
Red Sox MLB betting odds are current as of March 6, 2023, from Caesars Sportsbook
- World Series Winners: +7000
- Win American League pennant: +3500
- Win AL East: +1800
- Over/Under Win Total: Over 77.5 (-110)/Under 77.5 (-110)
Boston is tied for 19th in MLB for the World Series championship and has the 4th-longest odds of all American League teams.
The Red Sox also have the longest odds to win the AL among AL East clubs.
2023 MLB Futures Odds
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Red Sox Futures Bets 2023
Red Sox To Win World Series (+7000) | Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 0.25 Units
Boston has won four titles since 2004, most recently in 2018, which is about one every five years. This would make the Red Sox due to win one in 2023.
Still, even the most ardent member of Red Sox Nation would say these Red Sox are the ultimate longshots to win the championship. Boston was 21 games behind the Yankees for the AL East crown in 2022 then lost shortstop Xander Bogaerts to San Diego, pitcher Nathan Eovaldi to Texas, as well as DH J.D. Martinez, who signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Red Sox added Kenley Jansen to close, but he is 35 going on 36, and 38-year-old third baseman Justin Turner, who should smoke the ball off the iconic Green Monster. Plus, Boston added outfielder Masataka Yoshida from Japan’s Orix Buffaloes, and he hit .327 in his career in Japan.
Every fan should sprinkle a small amount on his or her team to win the title before the season. But the roster is iffy at best even after Boston signed Rafael Devers and added Adalberto Mondesi in an offseason trade with the Royals.
Red Sox To Win AL Pennant (+3500) | Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 0.25 Units
As stated above, every fan should sprinkle a small amount on his/her team to win a championship or pennant. There still is talent on the roster, and the Red Sox are just two seasons removed from playing in the ALCS.
But Boston winning the pennant would be the most unlikely league championship in New England in 20-plus years. So tread lightly.
Red Sox to Win AL East (+1800) | Caesars Sportsbook
Wager: 0.25 Units
The Red Sox have the longest odds of any AL East team. This one seems especially unlikely, given the fact they are in the toughest division in the AL and will be battling powerhouses like the Yankees and Blue Jays.
Red Sox Under 77.5 Wins (-110) | Caesars Sportsbook
Boston won 78 games in 2022, then lost about 10 wins above replacement — including 5.8 from Bogaerts’ departure alone. Maybe Devers has a monster year, Trevor Story hits 30 homers, Turner hits .315 again, Sale is healthy and wins 16 games, and Jansen saves 40, but that’s asking an awful lot in 2022.
Red Sox Player Prop Bets 2023
Masataka Yoshida Wins AL Rookie of the Year (+700) |
Yoshida has the second-shortest odds in the AL, behind only Gunnar Henderson of the Baltimore Orioles. Given the fact Yoshida knows the rigors of playing professional ball — he’s 29 and has played seven seasons of high-level ball in Japan — and is ultra-skilled, his odds should be considered a steal.
Now, there will be voters who will dock Yoshida due to his age and experience. But his ROY candidacy could be the highlight of an otherwise-dismal year in Boston.
How to Bet Red Sox Moneylines
Moneyline bets are a simple way of wagering on MLB games. All you need to do is pick the winner of the game, and you’ll win your bet.
The odds are quite easy to understand, too. For example, if the Red Sox are a (-200) favorite, you would have to bet $20 to win $10. If they’re a (+200) underdog, you can win $20 off a $10 bet.
These odds will change every day depending upon the Red Sox matchup, so there’s always an opportunity for value every step of the way.
How to Bet Red Sox Run Line
Run Line betting is another common way to bet on MLB games, and you’re probably already familiar with it. You may know it as how much a team is “picked by" to win.
If the Red Sox are 1.5 run favorites over the Royals, the Run Line would look something like this: Red Sox -1.5 (-200) vs Royals +1.5 (+200).
In this scenario, the Red Sox would have to win by more than one run to cash your bet.
How to Bet Red Sox Over/Unders
If you’re unsure about the Red Sox moneyline or run line on a given day, you can still place a bet on the Over/Under — or total — in the matchup.
Sportsbooks will set a line for how many combined runs they project will be scored. From there, you can bet on the Over or Under.
For example, if you believe in the Red Sox offense and think it’ll be a high-scoring game, you’ll want to take the Over. However, if it’s supposed to be more of a pitcher’s duel, you should go with the Under.