The Boston Red Sox struck first in their fourth ever postseason series with the New York Yankees, riding a three-run J.D. Martinez homer in the first inning to a 5-4 victory.
Here’s how the betting odds for the rest of the series shape up.
Betting Odds for Game 2
Westgate SuperBook had the Red Sox pegged as -160 favorites going into Game 1; the Yankees were +150 underdogs. But Vegas is more confident in New York’s chances with Masahiro Tanaka (12-6, 3.75 ERA) going up against Boston’s David Price (16-7, 3.58 ERA) in Game 2.
Here’s how Game 2’s odds opened at 11:24 p.m. ET on Friday night at Westgate SuperBook, according to Vegas Insider.
- New York Yankees: +110
- Boston Red Sox: -120
And here’s where they stood at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday:
- New York Yankees: +105
- Boston Red Sox: -115
Follow this link for up-to-the-minute updates on Westgate SuperBook’s line. Game 2 will take place in Boston at 8:15 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Betting Odds for the Series
Here’s where the series line stood by midday Saturday, according to SuperBookUSA.
- New York Yankees: +190
- Boston Red Sox: -240
Before Game 1, the Red Sox were -150 favorites to the Yankees’ +130 underdogs at 5Dimes, according to OddsShark.
The Rest of the Series
Neither team has announced their starters beyond Game 2. Boston’s Rick Porcello (17-7, 4.28 ERA) was expected to go up against Luis Severino (19-8, 3.39 ERA) in Game 3, but the Red Sox righty came on in relief in the eighth to induce two outs before surrendering an infield single to Gleyber Torres and giving way to Craig Kimbrel, who earned the four-out save.
Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan thinks Porcello could still be in line to pitch in Game 3, however:
Red Sox trade acquisition Nathan Eovaldi (6-7, 3.81 ERA) and Yankees veteran CC Sabathia (9-7, 3.65 ERA) will likely take the mound in Game 4.