The available prices for the Red Sox to win the World Series for 2007 were absolutely all over the place from April right up 10 days before the Sox wrapped up the series against Colorado. There were several interesting 'checkpoints' through the season.
For most of April, as the Sox embarked on their mission, they were readily available at 10/1. Yes, 10/1. The Yankees, playing strong behind Mr April himself, Alex '$$$' Rodriguez, were hot 7/2 favourites.
As the Yankees hit a poor patch and Boston shifted into 'awesometh' gear, the betting changed dramatically and the Red Sox became 4-1 faves. When NY were knocked out of the playoffs and Boston swept through Anaheim, Boston became the even money faves to take the title.
Then came the dramatic 1-3 ALCS deficit. Cleveland looked strong and Boston were skating on thin ice. The Red Sox were freely available at 6/1 and higher in some places. Josh Beckett pushed the series to 2-3 and when Boston took game six the betting changed dramatically. Suddenly the Red Sox were even money again. Going into the Colorado series they were a ridiculously short 2/5 and then, when 2-0 up, 1-50.
What does all the above mean? Well, not much bar that at various stages this season, the Red Sox were available at 10, 4 and then 6 to 1 to take the title.
Looking forward, I wonder what the chances are of the below 'coming true'?
|100p||2007 World Series : Competition Outright||Boston Red Sox||4/1||Won|
|Superbowl Xlii : To Win Outright||New England Patriots||4/1||Open|
|Nba Championship 2008 : Competition Outright||Boston Celtics||14/1||Open|
Potential return: €825.00
Hey, a New England boy can dream, right?