The Boston Red Sox entered the American League Division Series as underdogs and now they're leaving it to head to the next round. Boston's 6-5 victory Monday night eliminated Tampa Bay from the MLB playoffs and now the Red Sox's World Series odds are skyrocketing.
FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Red Sox at +420 (3rd) when it comes to 2021 World Series odds. It's a pretty significant increase over the +1100 odds they were listed at less than a week ago.
Boston Red Sox World Series Odds
When it came to the playoffs, people didn't expect that the Red Sox would be the last AL East team standing, but here they are.
Boston's bats have been helpful through both the Wild Card and ALDS rounds. Nine Red Sox players are batting .300 or better and seven players have hit at least one home run. Centerfielder Enrique Hernandez has been the standout player so far, leading his club in hits (10) and total bases (19) while also being tied for the lead in home runs (2) and RBIs (6).
On the mound, Boston's starters have performed well for the most part. The one major blemish was when left-handed pitcher Chris Sale was pulled in Game 2 of the ALDS after giving up five earned runs in the first inning to the Rays. If he can get things back under control, the Red Sox will have a better shot at going on a World Series run.
The Red Sox will now play the winner of the other ALDS matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros. The Astros lead the series, 2-1, and are favored to win at -390 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.