Baseball wagering handicappers have also seen the Boston Red Sox get back into the AL East and wild card race with a strong run with the baseball odds.
The Yankees were the division leaders by 2 games over Tampa Bay and were also one of the biggest money winners on the board as the season hit the halfway point.
New York’s powerful lineup continued to be one of the most productive in the big leagues and ranked 2nd overall for run production while the pitching staff has improved over last year to rank 7th best in the majors for earned run average. The Yankees were lethal at home with a mark of 28-13 and won 12 out of 17 games from June 19 through July 10.
Robinson Cano led the lineup with a .337 average and 16 home runs while starters Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia continued to be MLB gambling assets. Pettitte was 11-2 with a 2.70 earned run average while Sabathia was 11-3 with a 3.19 ERA.
Tampa Bay got off to a blistering start for the first two months of the season to open a wide lead only to slump in June, which gave handicappers serious cause for concern. But Tampa Bay was too solid to be held down for long as they ranked 4th best in the major leagues for both run production and staff earned run average.
From June 30 through July 10 the Rays got back on track with a mark of 9-2. Tampa Bay played their best ball on the road with a mark of 28-14 and the better board prices that come away from home. Their outstanding starting staff is led by David Price, who had a record of 12-4 with a 2.42 earned run average.
Reliever Rafael Soriano was also highly effective with a mark of 2-0 and 23 saves with just 1 blown save and a 1.65 ERA. Carl Crawford was hitting .320 with 10 home runs and Evan Longoria was hitting .294 with 13 homers to pace the attack.
After a dreadful start the Red Sox have been one of the best teams on the board since early May. Their offense is the most productive in the majors but the pitching staff was 22nd for staff ERA.
Toronto was a .500 team while Baltimore was in the division basement as one of the worst teams in the league.