Boston Red Sox (103-47) vs New York Yankees (91-58)Date : 09/20/2018
Time : 7:05 PM ET
Location : Yankee Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
The rivalry continues on Thursday at 7:05 PM ET as the Red Sox will return to Yankee Stadium for the rubber game. The Red Sox have the best record in the Major with 103 wins on the year while the Yankees are doing their best to maintain home court advantage in the Wild Card game against the A’s.
Boston Red Sox's Latest Performance :
The Red Sox have already clinched a playoffs spot so their number one priority is to keep everyone on the team healthy and good to go for the postseason. The Red Sox are having one of the best seasons with J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts leading the way offensively for the Red Sox. For the Red Sox, the only real success this season for them is to win the World Series. This Red Sox team have all the tools to make it all the way both offensively and defensively the Red Sox will go with a four-man rotation, a seven-man bullpen, and a five-man bench.
Probable Pitcher: Eduardo Rodriguez, he allowed one run on five hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Thursday. He’s allowed one earned run or fewer in five of his last six starts dating back to July 4. He is 12-4 with a 3.53 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 133/36 K/BB ratio in 22 starts. He makes his return back to the mound on Thursday against the Yankees.
New York Yankees's Latest Performance :
The Yankees are hoping to end the regular season with homecourt advantage over the A’s in the Wild Card game. The Yankees are 49-26 when playing at home this season. The Yankees are second best in batting with 763 runs scored this season and 7th in pitching with a 3.76 ERA. The Yankees have the upper hand over the A’s because of their easier schedule to end the season (Orioles at home and Rays on the road). Aaron Judge after suffering from a wrist injury will play a factor in the rubber game against the Red Sox he is hitting .285/.398/.548 with 26 homers.
Probable Pitcher: Masahiro Tanaka, he will try to keep his hot streak alive against the Red Sox. In his last start, he pitched six scoreless frames striking out eight against the Blue Jays. He is 12-5 on the season with a 3.47 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.
How Boston Red Sox & New York Yankees Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. American League East.
Red Sox are 48-18 in their last 66 vs. American League East.
Against The Spread Selection: New York Yankees
My reason for the pick :
The Yankees will beat out the Red Sox in the rubber game, it will go down to the wire but the Yankees batters will take advantage of the Red Sox bullpen and maintain their spot ahead of the A’s in the Wild Card standings. The two teams will face off one more time before the regular season concludes. The Red Sox will be hoping that Mookie Betts is ready to go for the postseason as they play the Indians in their next game.
The Yankees take the rubber game at home over the Red Sox.
Betting trends for Boston Red Sox:
- Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
Betting trends for New York Yankees:
- Yankees are 68-29 in their last 97 home games.