New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox MLB Betting, Odds, Lines, Free Predictions


New York Yankees
New York Yankees
68-38 (30-22 V)
7:10 pm ET, Thursday, August 2, 2018
Fenway Park, Boston
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
75-34 (38-15 H)
MLB Network, YES (New York), NESN (Boston)

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
969 New York Yankees
-110
970 Boston Red Sox
-110
  Total:
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New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Match Preview and Free Picks


After struggling against the worst team in the majors, the New York Yankees take aim at the best when they visit Boston to open a four-game showdown against the Red Sox on Thursday night. New York had its three-game winning streak snapped by Baltimore on Wednesday and enters the series 5 1/2 games behind Boston in a matchup between baseball's top two teams.

The Yankees will catch a break after Boston ace Chris Sale, scheduled to start the series opener, was placed on the disabled list Tuesday due to shoulder inflammation. The Red Sox own the best home record in the majors (38-15) but are 7-4 since the All-Star break, have dropped five of nine to New York this season and scored only three runs in a two-game split versus Philadelphia.

The Yankees fortified their bullpen with the acquisition of Zach Britton and added starting pitchers J.A. Happ and Lance Lynn in an attempt to overtake Boston and avoid the wild-card game. "I want to be where they're sitting right now," New York general manager Brian Cashman said of the Red Sox. "I'm watching them; they made obviously a lot of improvements as well. All these teams have been improving obviously right in front of us. They're the team we're chasing; they're the team we want to pass."


New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Starting Pitchers Report

Yankees LH CC Sabathia (6-4, 3.53 ERA): Sabathia went 4 2/3 innings against Kansas City on Saturday, leaving after striking out eight while allowing two runs on six hits in his first outing in two weeks. The 38-year-old did not pitch well in his last two starts before the All-Star break, giving up nine runs over 10 2/3 innings at Cleveland and Baltimore. Sabathia struggled against the Red Sox in May but tossed seven innings of one-run ball to beat them on June 29.

Red Sox LH Brian Johnson (1-3, 3.45): Although he rarely pitches deep into games, failing to go beyond 5 2/3 innings in his last five starts dating to June 28, Johnson has not allowed more than two runs in any outing during than span. He blanked the Twins on four hits over 5 2/3 innings last time out and limited Detroit to two unearned runs over five innings in his previous turn. Johnson has made three scoreless relief appearances this season against the Yankees.




New York Yankees Betting Odds Trends

NY Yankees is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
NY Yankees is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
NY Yankees is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
NY Yankees is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
NY Yankees is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston

Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 16-8 ATS in its last 24 games
Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games at home
Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Boston is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games at home
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees