Boston Red Sox (103-47 ) vs New York Yankees (91-58)Date : 09/19/2018
Time : 7:05 PM ET
Location : Yankee Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
The Yankees will welcome back the Red Sox for game 2 as the two teams will continue their 3 game series. The Yankees are in second place of the AL East division while the Red Sox have already qualified for the playoffs and have the best record in the Majors. This will be their 5th meeting of the season, the Red Sox holds a 3-1 season series lead over the Yankees.
Boston Red Sox's Latest Performance :
The Red Sox are on a six-game road trip they have already clinched the postseason, they are coming off a series win over the Mets. The Red Sox are 49-26 when playing on the road this season, they have one of the most potent batting line-ups in the Majors. The Red Sox are the best team in batting with 795 runs scored this season and 4th in pitching with a 3.64 ERA. A win against the Yankees will give the Red Sox their third division title in a row. It is always a great feeling to clinch the division title in your rivals building so Red Sox will be playing at their very best.
Mookie Betts set to make his return against the Yankees after suffering from a left side soreness against the Mets. The number one priority for the Red Sox at this point of the season is to keep everyone healthy and ready for the playoffs. The Red Sox have already made the playoffs but it is always good if the team can get a win against the Yankees on their home floor. Betts is slashing .337/.431/.619 with 29 homers and 71 RBIs. J.D. Martinez should also make his return to the team after sitting out in the rubber game against the Mets. He is having an outstanding season as a Red Sox. He is hitting .328/.398/.628 with 106 runs scored, 41 homers, 122 RBI and five steals in 602 plate appearances. He has a realistic shot of recording a Triple Crown this season.
Probable Pitcher: David Price, he struck out seven batters over seven innings against the Blue Jays in his last start. It was the Red Sox 100th win of the season. The Red Sox are 21-7 when he pitches. He has a 3.42 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. He starts in the second game on Wednesday.
New York Yankees's Latest Performance :
The Yankees are currently on a nine-game homestand as they will take on their division rivals the Red Sox. The division title for the Yankees is out of reach because the Red Sox are running away with it. The main purpose of the Yankee is to end the season ahead of the A’s in the Wild Card spot so they will get to host the Wild Card game at home where they are 49-26 on the year. The Yankees have a 1 1/2 game lead over the A’s. The Yankees are second best in batting with 761 runs scored this season and 8th in pitching with a 3.76 ERA.
Aaron Judge is set to make his return against the Red Sox, he has been dealing with a wrist injury since July. He will look to end the season strong he is slashing .285/.398/.548 with 26 homers and 61 RBIs. It will be a great test for him to see how he bats against a great team like the Red Sox. Newly acquired Andrew McCutchen will get his first taste of the rivalry. He has been a great fit for the Yankees since coming from the Giants. He is batting .232/.442/.485 over 14 games with New York.
Probable Pitcher: Luis Severino, he allowed a single run through five innings in his last start against the Twins. He is 17-8 on the year with a 3.46 ERA and 1.14 WHIP, he has a superb K/BB ratio 207/42. He will get the start on Wednesday against the division rivals the Red Sox.
How Boston Red Sox & New York Yankees Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Yankees are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. American League East.
Red Sox are 46-18 in their last 64 overall.
Against The Spread Selection: Boston Red Sox
My reason for the pick :
The Boston Red Sox should be able to take care of business on the road by beating their rivals the Yankees. The Red Sox offense will prove to be too much for Severino, he is currently on a two-game losing streak the Red Sox batters will look to take advantage and put up runs on the board early. The Yankees offense will be halt by pitcher David Price but Judge shows signs of a good recovery as he eases his way back into the batting lineup. The Red Sox will clinch their third division title in a row at Yankees stadium as they prepare for the postseason.
Betting trends for Boston Red Sox:
- Red Sox are 40-16 in their last 56 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Betting trends for New York Yankees:
- Yankees are 68-28 in their last 96 home games.