MLB Betting Series Boston at NY Yankees

Boston at NY Yankees MLB Betting Series Prediction & Pick

Written by on June 6, 2017

While I think it’s a bit overhyped, there can be little argument that the best rivalry in Major League Baseball is New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox. They start a three-game set at Yankee Stadium starting Tuesday night. Here are some things to watch for your MLB betting needs.

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Boston at NY Yankees MLB Betting Series Prediction & Pick

Many things are different about the teams since the last meeting in New York on Sept. 29. New York’s Mark Teixeira and Boston slugger David Ortiz both retired. The Yankees are No. 1 in the American League East. The Red Sox are No. 2. Last season, the Red Sox gave the Yankees a beatdown in September that essentially finished the Yankees’ chances of even getting an AL Wild Card spot. The Red Sox have the young Killer B’s: Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. The Sox have struggled some, but have David Price back in their rotation and have won 10 of 14 to move six games over and two games behind New York. The Yankees have Aaron Judge, who has been as much of a star as anybody across the first two months of the season and change, and Gary Sanchez, and more talented kids on the way. Judge currently leads the majors in HRs (18), is second only to Mike Trout in the American League in OPS and is fourth in RBIs. The Yankees’ youth movement has accelerated, and though they have been playing about .500 ball since a 20-5 spurt ending on May 8, they are 10 games over and in first place. Currently in a 13-game stretch against AL East opponents, the first-place Yankees are coming off a 3-4 road trip at Baltimore and Toronto. For the season they’re averaging 5.8 runs per game at Yankee Stadium, where their 17-8 record is the second-best in the majors, just behind the Astros. “When we saw them in spring training, you knew it was going to be a good team,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “… So, I don’t think anyone sees this as a fluke.” MLB Betting Series Boston at NY Yankees

Who Will Be The Summer Favorite?

The Yanks are a bit banged up. Closer Aroldis Chapman has a shoulder injury, young first baseman Greg Bird is still rehabbing a bruised ankle. And, former Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has been slow to return from a concussion. The Red Sox will be without second baseman Dustin Pedroia (wrist), who is on the 10-day disabled list. The Yankees and Red Sox have played only twice this season, during a rain-abbreviated series in Boston in April. It’s still early to make a conclusive argument about the AL East race, but these games will still tell us plenty. The Yankees not only swept Boston in their last meeting – a rain-shortened two-game series – but limited them to one run and seven hits over 18 innings. A similar triumph would go a long way toward establishing the Yankees as the favorites for the rest of the summer. The Yankees are 11-14 in the last 25G (since 9/28/15) vs. Boston but are 27-21 in the last 48G (since 8/2/14). New York went 50-44 vs. Boston from 2012-16, marking the club’s second-most wins head-to-head across any five-year span over the last 50 years (went 51-43 from 2001-05). In 2016, the Yanks went 8-11 vs. Boston in 2016, going 6-3 at Yankee Stadium and 2-8 at Fenway Park. A total of 3 of 6 series were sweeps, including a three-game sweep by New York at Yankee Stadium from 9/27-29. The Yanks have lost just four of the last 17 season series between the clubs since 2000, going 10-4- 3 over the stretch.

Boston at NY Yankees MLB Betting Series Pick: New York Yankees

The Bombers catch a big break here in that they don’t have to face Red Sox ace lefty Chris Sale. Take New York to win two of three in the series.     The MLB Regular season is well on its way and the 2017 MLB divisional predictions are in. It’s the perfect summer sport to keep you entertained while the NFL teams gear up for the 2017 regular season.