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Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees 08/18/2021 MLB Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
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Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees 08/18/2021 – AL East Division foes Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will conclude their three-game series from the Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. Boston was taken by surprise in their last two games against the Yankees and they are now pushed behind to the third spot. The top online sportsbook odds are flourishing online as these two teams battle to improve their overall record. The New York Yankees have climbed the ladder up the AL East to the second spot and are now behind the Bay Rays by just five games.
Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees 08/18/2021
Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox declined and are now holding a 69-53 record on the season. The Red Sox will now need to compete with the Yankees and the Bay Rays to make it to the top. Boston will need to win as much as possible if they want to clinch the AL East Division title. In their series opener, they gave up five runs and scored just three from the plate. Nick Pivetta will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. Pivetta is holding a 9-5 record on the season with an ERA of 4.20 and 139 Ks in total.
Players to watch: J.D. Martinez LF (GP 112, AB 429, R 76, H 125, 2B 32, 3B 3, HR 23, RBI 79, TB 232, BB 44, SO 110, SB 0, AVG 0.291, OBP 0.357, SLG 0.541, OPS 0.898, WAR 3.1), Rafael Devers 3B (GP 115, AB 428, R 76, H 122, 2B 32, 3B 1, HR 29, RBI 89, TB 243, BB 48, SO 106, SB 3, AVG 0.285, OBP 0.361, SLG 0.568, OPS 0.929, WAR 4).
New York Yankees
The Yankees are coming into this game after their successful back-to-back games. The Yankees enter this game riding a five-game winning streak. New York smashed two runs in their last game and restricted the Red Sox to nothing. Giancarlo Stanton and Luke Voit went deep from the plate with two solo home runs. Wandy Peralta got the win as their relieving pitcher. THE Yankees will turn in Andrew Heaney as their starting pitcher in this game. Heaney is holding a 7-8 record on the season with an ERA of 5.78.
Players to watch: DJ LeMahieu 2B (GP 114, AB 452, R 57, H 122, 2B 21, 3B 1, HR 7, RBI 47, TB 166, BB 56, SO 75, SB 4, AVG 0.27, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.367, OPS 0.719, WAR 1.6), Aaron Judge RF (GP 105, AB 392, R 63, H 112, 2B 16, 3B 0, HR 26, RBI 63, TB 206, BB 55, SO 116, SB 3, AVG 0.286, OBP 0.375, SLG 0.526, OPS 0.901, WAR 4.2).
Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games.
New York Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Betting Picks
The Yankees might have been successful in their doubleheader but they are up against a team that has rebounded well in the past. The Boston Red Sox have the upper hand here with the latest betting trends in their favor.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 7, Yankees 6.