Those that bet on baseball will notice that both teams are sending their best pitchers as the Yankees go with CC Sabathia while the Phillies counter with Cliff Lee.
Baseball betting could see this turn into a pitchers duel but both teams have such good offensive numbers that the total is still 8 for Game 1. Sabathia and the Yankees are -160 favorites in baseball betting on Wednesday. Lee has simply been great in baseball betting for the Phillies. He is 2-0 with a 0.74 ERA in three starts. Lee was with Cleveland earlier this season and went 1-1 against them with a 3.00 ERA. In the last few seasons Lee is 3-2 with a 2.03 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 31 innings in five starts vs. the Yankees.
The Phillies have been one of the best road teams in baseball betting history. They simply win games on the road. In their last 11 games as a road underdog in baseball betting they are 8-3. The Phillies love hitting lefthanders. They are 36-16 in baseball betting in their last 52 games vs. a left-handed starter. Philadelphia has struggled against the American League East though in baseball betting. The Phillies are 3-9 in their last 12 vs. the American League East. The Phillies are 6-2 in Lee’s last 8 road starts.
The Yankees simply have been great at home in baseball betting. They are a fantastic 41-10 in their last 51 home games. They also rip left-handed starting pitchers. They are 37-14 in their last 51 games vs. a left-handed starter. With Sabathia on the mound at home the Yankees are almost unbeatable. They are 10-1 in Sabathias last 11 starts as a home bet on baseball favorite.
Those that bet on baseball totals will want to know that 13 of the last 16 Philadelphia road games have gone over. On the other side of the baseball betting coin, the Yankees have gone under the total in 10 of their last 12 home games. 13 of the last 16 New York games in the World Series have gone under the bet on baseball total. 7 of the last 9 Sabathia starts at home have gone under. The last four baseball betting meetings between these two teams in New York all went under.