Another Chapter in Storied Baseball Wagering RivalryPosted by: Mike Davis
Monday’s baseball wagering action offered MLB betting fans a small dish of Major League Baseball, and Tuesday’s plentiful lineup is certain to help fill the lingering appetite of any hungry bettors.
Monday’s Recap & Tuesday’s News
Monday’s results were fairly predictable. The Houston Astros beat the lowly Kansas City Royals 7-3, the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs snuck by low-ranking Miami 3-1, and the Oakland Athletics proved that they’re a little bit better than the Toronto Blue Jays. But in addition to those MLB betting results, there were also a handful of upsets.
Perhaps the most startling result from Monday’s games came from the Philadelphia Phillies, who picked up their third straight win over the Atlanta Braves 11-4. The Braves and Phillies both hail from the NL East, where Atlanta ranks 3rd and Philadelphia ranks last. Monday’s results throw the current rankings into question, but both teams will take to the diamond this evening to help clarify the situation.
In addition to the Phillies-Braves matchup, baseball wagering fans will want to tune into another classic chapter in one of the MLB’s most storied rivalries. The New York Yankees will be hosting the Red Sox this evening, giving sports betting fans around the world a perfect reason to crack open a cold one with the boys Tuesday evening.
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees –– Tuesday, June 6th
When: 7:05 pm ET
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Series: Game 1 of Three-Game Series
TV: MLBN, Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
MLB Sports Odds:
Boston Red Sox +1 ½ (-190) 9 (+105) +108
New York Yankees -1 ½ (+165) 9 (-125) -118
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox slide into this contest with a 31-25 record that ranks them 2nd in the AL East, 2-games behind division leading – and longtime rival, New York. Boston and the Yankees combine to make the AL East the most competitive division in the AL, since it’s the only division to sport two teams with more than 30 wins.
Four-years removed from winning the World Series, Boston is looking to make a serious push this season. The Red Sox managed to make the playoffs last year, where the Indians eliminated them in the ALDS.
Tuesday’s matchup will mark the third time these two teams have faced off this baseball wagering season. The Yankees ended up winning the first two contests by a decisive margin. Boston will be sending Drew Pomeranz to the mound against New York. Pomeranz is 5-3 on the season with a 4.24 ERA.
New York Yankees
The Yankees come into this contest with all the confidence and the MLB sports odds think they have every right to. New York will be looking to make it three-straight wins over their rivals, and they’ll be turning to Masahiro Tanaka to lead them there. Tanaka is 5-5 on the season with a 6.34 ERA.
New York comes into this contest with a 32-22 record. The Yankees are without Jeter for the first time in what seems like forever, but at least New York is on track to make a playoff appearance at the end of the season.