The New York Yankees are perennial favorites to win the AL East, the American League, and the World Series. That’s because the biggest stars in the big leagues have long worn, and continue to wear, the pinstripes.
From Babe Ruth to Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle to Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter and A-Rod to Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, the Bronx Bombers usually have baseball’s best up and down the lineup. In 2021, the Yankees are once again heavy favorites to win, which means a bet on the Yankees is a good bet at NJ online sportsbooks.
Here’s how to bet on the Yankees in New Jersey, including the best available odds on tonight’s Yankees game, odds on the Yanks winning the AL and World Series again, and step-by-step instructions for how to get a bet down on any line.
See below for the best available New York Yankees game lines at the top online sportsbooks in New Jersey. Click on any odds to go directly to the online sportsbook, claim your bonus and get your bet down.
Think this is yet another year the Yankees run the table and win the AL and AL East? Or even go all the way for another World Series crown?
See below for the best available odd on the Yankees winning the AL East, the American League, and the World Series. Click on any odds to go directly to the online sportsbook, claim your bonus and get your futures bets in.
No Yankee is a bigger favorite to win AL MVP than 2017 AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge, who is in the first tier of candidates behind favorite Mike Trout of the LA Angels.
The Yankees have more potential AL MVP candidates than anyone but Judge leads the pack. Want to get the best odds on a Judge MVP run? Click on any odds to get a bet down on Judge at NJ online sportsbooks.
Giancarlo Stanton won the 2017 National League MVP Award and is a perennial contender for AL MVP now that he’s a Yankee, even though Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu opened as bigger favorites to win AL MVP in 2021.
Still want to get some dough down on Stanton? Find the best available prop or daily MVP odds below and click on any odds to get started.
If Stanton, Torres, LeMahieu, and Judge are truly the AL MVP candidates everyone thinks they are, they’ll all put up some lofty numbers at the plate this year.
You can bet on each one of those numbers in the MLB futures markets at NJ online sportsbooks, which will feature over/under lines for just about every offensive category for these Yankees stars.
That means you can bet on everything from Judge hitting more or less than 34.5 Home Runs to LeMahieu batting in more or less than 75.5 runs and everything in between.
If you want to bet on the Yankees on your phone in New Jersey there are four simple things you need to do. Here are the step-by-step instructions:
The Yankees play a traditional 162-game schedule that includes 19 games each against the four other AL East teams plus six games against four AL opponents and seven games against six AL opponents. They also play 20 inter-league games – in 2021 those are against the teams in the NL East.
Opening day is April 1, 2021 with Yankees kicking the season off at home against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first game of a three-game set. The MLB regular season is scheduled to run through Oct. 3, 2021 and will be immediately followed by the MLB postseason. The World Series will begin on Oct. 26, 2021 and end no later than a potential Game 7 on Nov. 3, 2021.
Look above for the latest 2021 Yankees game lines and futures odds.
The New York Yankees went 33-27 in the shortened 2020 MLB season. Even though they started off the campaign at 16-6, they lost 15 out of their next 20 to come back down to earth. In the end, the Yankees could do no better than 2nd in the AL East behind the Tampa Bay Rays.
That gave the Yanks the 5th seed in the American League postseason. New York swept through a best of three Wild Card Series against the Cleveland Indians. However, they were eliminated in five games in the American League Division Series against Tampa Bay.
In the offseason, the team re-signed free agents DJ LeMahieu and Brett Gardner while also signing two-time AL CY Young award winning pitcher Corey Kluber, right-hander Darren O’Day, and left-hander Justin Wilson.
A typical Yankees game line at an NJ online sportsbook will look something like this:
First is the name of the teams with the projected starting pitchers in brackets. Next is the run line. Here, the Yankees are still slight favorites to win with a standard 1.5 run line factored into the final score.
The -110 odds on a Yankees run line bet mean you must bet $110 to win $100, plus your bet back, and the Yankees must win by two or more runs. The +110 odds on the Jays run line tells you that you can win $100, plus your bet back, for every $100 you bet and the Jays can win outright or lose by just one run.
Next is the moneyline. Here, you bet on the Yankees to win outright and must bet $165 to win $100, plus your bet back. Or, you can bet on the Jays to win outright and get paid $140, plus your bet back, for every $100 you bet. Finally, the totals line is shown on both sides with odds on the over and under in brackets. You can bet $110 to win $100, plus your bet back, on either five or more combined runs scored, or four or under.
The Yankees are a popular team, which means people bet on them everywhere. That kind of action can force a sportsbook to move a line. The thing is, only the sportsbook where the big money is bet moves that line.
In other words, the lines on a typical Yankees game starts out the same everywhere, from NJ online sportsbooks to traditional Las Vegas sportsbooks. Then, when someone walks into a Vegas sportsbook and drops down a huge bet on the Yanks, that Vegas sportsbook might move the line to try to attract betting to the other side. NJ online sportsbooks will stand pat, until betting there forces them into action.
Local interest often drives betting, which means there’s usually more money bet locally on New York than elsewhere. The would normally equal a bigger chance a Yankees line will move at an NJ online sportsbooks than a traditional Las Vegas sportsbook. However, the Yankees worldwide popularity and place as a perennial betting favorite may be the exception to that rule, making the Vegas Yankees line as apt to change as the NJ Yankees line.
Ultimately, that means Yankees game lines start the same at NJ online sportsbooks and traditional Las Vegas sportsbooks, but either one might move at any time, making them different by the time the first pitch is thrown.
History can tell us a few things about the New York Yankees and who they historically match up best against, including:
Want to quickly make up for some pregame betting mistakes or simply get more action down on the Yankees? You can do that now with live baseball betting on NJ online sportsbooks. In fact, live betting opens up a huge variety of increased betting opportunities to you with live odds that change with the action in the game.
That means many of the same markets you bet on before games at changing odds, plus inning-by-inning betting and live props at odds that are constantly changing based on things the score and inning.
Just remember that these odds change fast, making NJ sportsbook apps the best way to really get involved. Chances are you won’t get a bet down fast enough inside a retail sportsbook to wager effectively in live Yankees betting markets.
Betting on the New York Yankees may perhaps be best done with an NJ online sportsbook like PointsBet, an official gaming partner of MLB who has been known to offer Yankees-specific promos in the recent past.
Sign up with PointsBet through our exclusive link, enter the Promo Code BETBONUS when you register, and you’ll get two risk-free bets up to $2,000 that can be used to bet on the Yankees. Plus, PointsBet is bound to run some Yankees odds boost and other promos throughout the MLB regular season and postseason.
In the 2020 MLB postseason, PointsBet offered a $125 bonus to anyone depositing $20 and betting $20 on the Yankees moneyline, as long as the Yankees got at least one hit in that game.
You should bet on the New York Yankees over other MLB teams simply because they win so often. In fact, the Yankees’ .570 lifetime regular season winning percentage is the best in the majors.
Win close to 60% of your bets on anything and you’re likely making a profit. The thing is, betting the Yankees moneyline often means laying money. However, the Yankees win so many games throughout a season, the small rewards may add up fast.
Of course, you may also find the Yankees as run line underdogs quite often, giving you the chance to bet one of baseball’s traditionally highest scoring teams winning by two runs or more and getting a favorable price on the bet. The truth is, you can be profitable betting the Yankees as run line underdogs by winning only 40% of these bets. As long as the prices are right, you’ll quickly make up for any losses by winning a few of these bets at decent odds.
The New York Yankees don’t have any specific sportsbook partnerships. However, BetMGM, DraftKings, PointsBet, FanDuel, and FOXBet, all count themselves official gaming partners of MLB, giving them the rights to official MLB data, and league and team logos for promotional purposes.
Here’s a look at the Yankees’ stat leaders in a few key categories over the past two years:
Although they often build through trades and free agency rather than the draft, the Yankees did pick up three new prospects in the 2020 MLB draft, including:
Here’s a look at the 2021 Yankees coaching staff:
Here’s a look at the Yankees managers and their records since 1992:
If you have to pick one place to watch a Yankees game other than Yankees Stadium, make it:
Directly across the street from Yankees Stadium, Stan’s Sports Bar calls itself the official bar to hang out at before, after, and during Yankees home games. Derek Jeter even shot a Gatorade Commercial there.
Of course, you can’t bet on the game at Stan’s, so come back to NJ and head to:
Vinnie’s is the highest rated NJ sports bar on Yelp. It’s a great Portuguese restaurant with plenty of big screen TVs for Yankees-game viewing and you can bet on the games with your phone right from your chair. Plus, the wings are great and beer selection is huge.
Yankees TV broadcasts air on the YES Network with Michael Kay, Ken Singleton, and Ryan Ruocco. Plus, Yankees games are on the radio on WFAN SportsRadio 66 AM / 101.9 FM with John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman.
You can stream the Yankees games via with a subscription to MLB.tv via MLB.com. Plus, Amazon Prime is promising to stream 21 live Yankees games in 2021.
It’s hard to say what was the most ever bet on the Yankees, as sportsbooks don’t always go public with such information. However, it appears Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale’s $11.6 million loss on the Houston Astros in the 2019 World Series might include the biggest MLB bet of all time.
Coincidentally, the Astros beat the Yankees in the AL Championship Series to get to the World Series in 2019. McIngvale spread the betting around, including a $3.5 million bet at the DraftKings sportsbook at Scarlet Pearl casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, which was the largest bet ever taken by a US sportsbook.
McIngvale had promised to use his winnings to refund mattress purchases at his furniture store, but the Astros lost. He did the same thing in 2017 when the Astros won and it cost him $13 million in refunds, much of which he layed off betting on the Astros in Las Vegas.
We know three things for certain in terms of how much money is bet on the Yankees. The first is that more than $430 million was bet on baseball in 2020. The second is that the Yankees are traditionally the most bet on team in baseball. And finally, we know that the MLB schedule is back to 162 games this season, which means there will be more opportunities to bet on the Yankees and all of baseball than there was in 2020.
This list of celebrity Yankee fans is a long one. Rapper and business mogul Jay-Z “made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can,” but actor Billy Crystal might be the celebrity best known as a Yankee fan, having signed a one-day contract with the team in 2008 and getting an at-bat in a spring training game. Donald Trump also used to attend games, before he became president.
In 2019, the average Yankees ticket price was at $47.62. Single game tickets for select games in the 2021 season are available now at https://www.mlb.com/yankees/tickets/single-game-tickets.
The New York Yankees do not have an official mascot. Dandy, a large moustached and pinstriped bird wearing a Yankees cap, was the mascot from 1979 to 1981. However, George Steinbrenner once claimed he had no recollection of the mascot.
The Yankees Twitter account is @yankees. It uses the tagline “Official Twitter of the 27-time World Series Champions” and features a yankees.com/tickets link. The Yankees account has been active since May 2009 and boasts 3.4M million followers.
The Yankees are always one of the top rated teams in The Show MLB video game. In The Show 20, Aaron Judge was the top rated Yankee player at 95. That will likely hold true for The Show 21 as well.