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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Sports Betting Preview

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Betting odds and Preview - Tuesday May 8th, 2018

The 2018 MLB sports betting season is off to a fascinating start. This Tuesday night, sportsbook betting players can once again wager on baseball’s greatest rivalry. Let’s take a quick gander at what kind of matchup the 2 team teaser odds are predicting for Tuesday’s Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees matchup.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Tuesday, May 8th 

Series: Game 1

When: 6:05 pm ET

Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

TV: MLB Network

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Sports Betting Odds:

Red Sox +1½ (-120) 8 (-115) +185
Yankees -1½ (EV) 8 (-105) -200
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Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox enter this evening’s matchup with a 25-9 record that pegs them as the best team in the AL East. In fact, the Red Sox brilliant record pegs them as the winningest team in the MLB. However, despite all their brilliance, the Red Sox have been unable to stave off the encroaching New York Yankees, who are but a game behind the Sox.  So, in tonight’s Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees matchup, the leaders of the AL East will be looking to create a lead against the Yanks. To help do so, the Red Sox will be starting Drew Pomeranz this evening. Pomeranz is 1-1 on the year with a 6.14 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Mookie Betts (13 HR, 26 RBI, .355 BA), JD Martinez (8 HR, 27 RBI, .349 BA), and Mitch Moreland (5 HR, 17 RBI, .347 BA).

New York Yankees

The Yanks slide into this Tuesday night matchup with a 24-10 record that ranks them second in the division. Additionally, New York enters this matchup riding a 6-game winning streak. This matchup will represent the 4th time this season these two rivals have met. So far, Boston has gotten he best of New York 1-2. No doubt the Yankees will be looking to tie things up and it looks like the MLB sports betting odds are siding with New York over Boston. This might have something to do with New York’s current win streak. However, Boston enters this evening’s matchup riding a 3-game winning streak of their own. We’ll have to see which side is able to extend theirs.

Players to Watch: Didi Gregorius (10 HR, 30 RBI, .311 BA), Aaron Judge (8 HR, 23 RBI, .296 BA), and Giancarlo Stanton (7 HR, 19 RBI, .227 BA).

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Predictions


  • NY Yankees is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees last 5 games
  • Boston is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games when playing NY Yankees
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston’s last 12 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Penguins Picks

So which way should sportsbook betting players lean in Tuesday’s Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees matchup? Considering that these are amongst the two best teams in the MLB, there’s no question that this game is a toss-up. Judging by the evening’s odds, it’s much more lucrative to side with Boston this evening. Not only that, there’s plenty of reasons to believe that Boston will in fact come out on top this evening. Sign up now to get in on these lucrative MLB odds!

Score Prediction: 7-5 Boston. The Red Sox pick up the win in the Yankees’ home field.