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Why ‘run line’ could be important when it comes to the Yankees

It’s becoming clear that Yankees backers are going to be looking at the “run line” on almost a daily basis through the rest of the 2019 season. Basic money lines are going to be so expensive versus mediocrities and virtual tankers that fans will be risking more than they’re comfortable with. Rooting for your bets is fun … but less fun if you’re laying -200 ($20 to win $10, or anything in that ratio), -250, -300 or more. One surprising loss, and it takes a while just to get back to even. Sports books offer the option of laying -1.5 runs at more affordable prices. As we’ve discussed in the past, that’s a different form of vigorish where bettors are basically “selling a run” in hopes of winning handily. It’s not a ...