Red Sox Vie to Avoid Another Baseball Wagering ShutoutPosted by: Anthony Yaylor
Sports betting fans can follow up Wednesday’s full plate of MLB action by wagering on Thursday’s 12-game menu. Before we breakdown what fans can expect this Thursday, let’s take a gander at how teams performed yesterday.
Wednesday featured some highly contentious matches. The Dodgers and Nationals faced each other in a low-scoring contest that ended in a Los Angeles 2-1 victory. The Tampa Bay Rays handed another loss the Chicago White Sox 3-1 and the New York Mets got their revenge on the Texas Rangers 4-3.
The biggest, and only, blowout of the night came from the Atlanta Braves, who drove an axe through the Philadelphia Phillies 14-1. Despite the lopsided result, Atlanta still finds themselves in a pretty hefty hole.
The most thrilling baseball wagering matchup was the contest between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Wednesday’s contest marked Game 2 of their second series of the season. Game 1 had fallen in Boston’s favor 5-4, but the Yankees delivered an even more impressive performance Wednesday, outscoring the Red Sox 8-0.
The Yanks will get another crack at their rivals Thursday, when they close out the series. Boston and New York will have 4 more series against each other in the second-half of the year, and both teams will be looking to set a precedent this Thursday. Let’s see who the sportsbook lines are siding with.
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Game 3 – Thur., June 8th
When: 7:05 pm ET
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx
Series: Game 3, tied 1-1
Stream: ESPN Watch
Baseball Wagering Odds:
Boston Red Sox +1 ½ (-200) 7 ½ (-110) +108
New York Yankees -1 ½ (+170) 7 ½ (-110) -118
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox come in as a slight baseball wagering underdog, which makes sense when considering their record. The Red Sox are currently sitting on 32 wins to 26 losses which ranks them second in the AL East, 2 games behind the division-leading Yankees. Boston is also one game ahead of third-place Baltimore. Interestingly enough, Boston’s 32 wins rank them as the third winningest team in the American League.
To help keep their status at top of the AL, Boston will be starting David Price Thursday evening. Price is 1-0 on the season and owns a 3.00 ERA.
New York Yankees
The Yankees are the second-beast team in the AL, thanks to their 33-23 record. Likewise, New York ranks 1st in the AL East. The Yanks missed out on the playoffs last season but the club is right on track for a good postseason push, at least from what we’ve seen so far. However, some baseball wagering fans are expecting New York to suffer a setback as the season drags on.
That certainly wasn’t the case in Wednesday. That 8-0 shutout marked New York’s 3rd victory over Boston this season. To help get their 4th the Yankees will be starting Michael Pineda. Pineda is 6-3 on the season with a 3.76 ERA.