Found May 24, 2013 on Bloody Sox:
With the new MLB season barely a few weeks underway, both the baseball and the betting action are beginning to heat up. The next match for the Boston Red Sox, who are amongst the sides considered to be in with a real shout of winning the American League this season, is against the Cleveland Indians – and given that there is a gap in quality between the two sides and a difference in betting odds, you would expect a Boston win. The Red Sox have American League odds of around 10/1, compared to the 30/1 odds for the Rays, suggesting the game should go in favour of the Red-Sox, the bookies odds for this particular match actually go with this view point aswell. A great deal of this is due to the fact that they have home advantage – and recent match-ups between these two sides do tend to support this, as the home team has invariably come out on top. This is certainly something that should be borne in mind by anyone considering gambling on the match, and it means that some Red Sox fans may ...
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