We examine the Tampa Bay Rays’ preseason betting odds and see if any stand out as potential moneymakers.
The Tampa Bay Rays are shooting for a third consecutive 90-win season in 2020 with World Series aspirations, but some oddsmakers may not see the Rays as a favorite. Today we take a look at the Draftkings Sportsbook to see if there’s a good bet the Rays are being overlooked.
*All odds were pulled from DraftKings Sportsbook
Odds explained: What does +450 mean? It means for every $100 you bet, your return would be $450. If the odds are +2000, a $100 bet would win you $2,000 if your wagered outcome came true.
For example, if you wagered $1,000 on the Rays winning the AL East in 2020 with +450 odds, and they won, you would win $4,500. If they lost, you would get nothing.
Disclaimer: Gambling involves the risk of losing money and Rays Colored Glasses, nor FanSided is responsible for your decision-making process. Today we are simply taking our thoughts on the Rays and applying them to the odds given by Draftkings.
Division Title Odds: +450
Despite winning 96 games last season, The Rays still find themselves with pretty low odds of coming out of the AL East with a division title. That’s due in large part to the presence of a tremendous Yankees team that also currently has the best odds at +350 of winning the World Series.
The Bronx Bombers are still the favorites, even after the Dodgers’ mega-deal that saw them land Mookie Betts and Rays’ legend David Price. While not impossible, it’s going to take a lot for this Rays team to supplant the guys in pinstripes in the AL East. We’ll see if they’re up to the challenge.
Consider that the Rays have lower odds of winning the division than the Yankees do of winning the World Series. Do you believe the Yankees are that much better than the Rays?