MLB Futures: Bet The Yankees To Win The World Series?

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a home run in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on April 26, 2022 in New York City. New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 12-8.
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Yankees +500 to win the World Series

Brad, on an earlier show before the season, you said that you needed bigger odds than this to bet a team to win the World Series because the playoffs are so random. What’s changed?

Brad: Excellent point. You are right to call me on that. I’ll tell you what’s changed: The Yankees may be the best team in 20 years. Their hitting is unreal and they have the best pitching, too. I’m thinking they are going to be favorites in every series, like nearly 2/1. Maybe less if they play the Astros. They won’t be such heavy favorites against the Dodgers or the Mets, if deGrom and Scherzer are back, but I would make them the favorites.

So I think 5/1 is too conservative. I’m going to go back on what I said generally and saying now that this Yankees team is not a normal team. They are much, much better than that.

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