Following their 2018 World Series championship the Boston Red Sox showed a hangover effect. For the first half of the season, Boston was one among the worst betting on MLB games values. However, the Red Sox have picked up the pace in the dog days of the season. Boston is gunning for an American League wild-card spot. By contrast, the Yankees have had no such problems. New York has been one of the best teams in baseball since opening day. Boston has had to overcome inconstant pitching with strong hitting. New York is more complete.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox
|Date and Time:||Sunday, July 28, 2019, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Yankees vs. Red Sox TV Coverage:||FOX|
Yankees vs. Red Sox TV Coverage: FOX
Yankees vs. Red Sox Current Form and Overview
Late on the Yankees are in top form with seven wins in nine games. New York has betting on MLB games record of 66-35. The Yankees rank first for runs scored, third for OPS, and fourth for home runs. In comparison, the Red Sox have won six of their last 10. Their record is 56-47. Boston ranks third for runs scored, second for batting average, and fifth for OPS. In sum, the Red Sox have gone under the total just 41 times. New York has gone under the total only 43 times.
Yankees Probable Starter and Bullpen
Right-hander Domingo German (12-2, 1.12 WHIP, 4.03 ERA, 98 K, 91.2 IP) is the Yankees probable starter. Fashion New York has won eight of German’s last 10 bettings on MLB games starts. Bullpen metrics have the Yankees ranked second overall. Namely Aroldis Chapman (3-2, 26 SV, 1.16 WHIP, 2.50 ERA, 56 K, 39.2 IP).
Red Sox Probable Starter and Bullpen
Left-hander Chris Sale (5-9, 1.08 WHIP, 4.00 ERA, 182 K, 123.2 IP) is the Red Sox probable starter. Boston has lost three of Sales last five sportsbook starts. Of great concern is a bullpen ranked 18th in MLB. The lack of a reliable closer has been a perpetual problem.
Players to Watch
Third baseman Rafael Devers (80 R, 30 2B, 20 HR, 79 RBI, .322, .935 OPS) powers the Red Sox. Further help comes from Xander Bogaerts (78 R, 33 2B, 21 HR, 76 RBI, .954 OPS). JD Martinez (58 R, 21 2B, 20, HR, 55 RBI, .883 OPS) is another asset. Counter for the Yankees is DJ LeMahieu (74 R, 23 2B, 15 HR, 70 RBI, .906 OPS). Gleyber Torres (63 R, 20 HR, 54 RBI, .880 OPS) as another Yankee star.
Yankees and Red Sox Betting Trends
The Yankees are:
- 8-4 in their last 12 away games
- 9-4 over the total in their last 13 away games
- 11-6 in their last 17 games against Boston
- 3-5 under the total in their last 8 meetings with the Red Sox
The Red Sox are:
- 7-5 at Fenway Park against the Yankees
- 6-1 over the total at home against New York
- 6-6 in their last 12 home games
- 7-3 over the total in their last 10 games at Fenway Park
Yankees vs. Red Sox Betting on MLB Games Pick: New York Yankees
Yankees vs. Red Sox Betting on MLB Games Score Prediction: Yankees 5, Red Sox 3
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