(The Spread) – If oddsmakers are panicked over the Boston Red Sox 0-6 start, they’re not showing it.
Many pundits predicted at the start of the season that the Red Sox would win this year’s Fall Classic. Oddsmakers didn’t disagree, as the BoSox had the second best odds to win the World Series at 9/2. (Only the Philadelphia Phillies at 13/4 had better odds.)
But despite their 0-6 start, the Red Sox still have favorable odds at 5/1 according to online sports book Bodog.com. The Yankees, who are always are high on the list of odds, are 6/1 and they’re currently sitting at 4-2 in the AL East. Granted it’s early, but one would have thought oddsmakers would have pushed the BoSox’s odds back given all of their early troubles.
Heading into Thursday’s action, Boston’s pitching staff has a 7.12 team ERA and the club isn’t hitting well on a whole. Kevin Youkilis is batting just .105 while new additions Carl Crawford (.174) and Adrian Gonzalez (one home run) have started off slow as well. (Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting just .167, while Marco Scuataro is batting .176 and Jarrod Saltalamacchia is hitting just .071.)
Again, it’s early. But for a club that many people felt was the team to beat this year to start off 0-6 is a bit staggering.Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!