MLB Betting: AL East-Leading Yankees Face Challenge in Rival Red Sox

The depth of the American League East will be on full display this weekend as the New York Yankees hit the road to dispatch their fabled rivals. Although the Boston Red Sox are outside of the top four teams fighting for first place, it’s hard to find a more compelling option to wager on when betting on MLB.

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With just 1.5 games separating the top team from the fourth-place team in the AL East, every matchup between AL East rivals is a must-see affair. Even Boston, only five games back of the top spot, can’t be ignored.

In the World Series futures market, the Yanks lead all AL East teams (16/1). The Sox, in contrast, sit farther down the line at 33/1. While a series victory in the set would no doubt improve New York’s standing in the win column, it could also serve as a necessary mental boost heading into the dog days of summer.

Equipped with a 44-38 record, New York has shown that they can handle high expectations. With a roster of trusted veterans and a rich history that speaks for itself, now could mark the perfect opportunity for the Yankees to start running away with the AL East Division. The first game is set for Friday at 7:10 PM ET at Fenway Park.

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