It’s been a case of follow the bouncing ball where the 2021 season of the New York Yankees is concerned. They were treading water at 41-41 on July 4. Then they put together a 35-11 run that included a 13-game winning streak, the best run of success by the club since 1961.
Just when prosperity seemed assured, the Yanks started skidding. A 2-11 slide coming immediately on the heels of that 13-game hot streak once again left postseason play in some jeopardy.
Note, that betting is now allowed online and mobile in New York. Here is our predictions and odds for MLB season and NY Yankees.
World Series Wagers
Bettors who want to back the Yankees to win the World Series can do so as the seventh betting choice in this outright market. New York’s AL club is given odds of +1300 to be 2021 World Series champions.
Failing to win a World Series from 2010-19 marked the first decade in World Series history that the Yankees didn’t earn at least one title.
FanDuel is offering a series of exact World Series matchups featuring the Yankees. A Yankees-Los Angeles Dodgers World Series is the fourth betting choice at +1200. Yankees-Milwaukee Brewers is worth +2300 and Yankees-San Francisco Giants in +2500.
Bettors can access +3900 odds on a Yankees-Atlanta Braves series. Yankees-Cincinnati Reds is listing at +10000, while a Fall Classic featuring the Yanks and either the San Diego Padres or Philadelphia Phillies is worth +14000. An all-New York series featuring the Mets and Yankees is at a betting line of +20000. Yankees-St. Louis Cardinals delivers odds of +50000.
BetMGM is providing a betting market for exact World Series outcomes. The shortest odds on a Yankees World Series win would be over the Dodgers (+1600) Likewise, the Dodgers beating the Yankees (+4000) offers the shortest odds of an exact World Series outcome featuring a Yankees defeat.
The longest odds are Yankees-Cardinals. It’s +75000 no matter which team wins. Likewise, a Mets-Yankees series offers +40000 odds if either team is the winner.
At +850, the Bronx Bombers are the fourth betting choice to win the American League Championship Series.
Since their last World Series appearance in 2009, the Yankees have lost in the ALCS in 2010, 2012, 2017 and 2019.
AL East Odds
The Yankees ended a six-year drought with an AL East Division title win in 2019. They were a Wild Card playoff team last season and that’s their likely fate this year as well.
However, if you think the Yanks have what it takes to catch the Tampa Bay Rays for the division crown, you can play that wager at odds of +1000.
Gerrit Cole has achieved several honors during his career. However, the Yankees pitcher hasn’t won a Cy Young Award. He was runner-up in the AL Cy Young balloting in 2019. Oddsmakers believe that this is the year that fortune finally shines on Cole. He’s the odds-on -140 favorite to win the AL Cy Young Award.
Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is the fourth betting choice in AL MVP odds at +10000. Cole and outfielder Joey Gallo are both listed at a betting line of +25000.