The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox play the second and last baseball wagering game of a three-game series (the first game was postponed and rescheduled for July 16th).
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Fenway Park
Sportsbook online baseball betting odds:
Yankees +1½ (-135) 7½ (EV) +164
Red Sox -1½ (+115) 7½ (-120) -174
On the mound: Masahiro Tanaka (RHP, 2-1, 6.00 ERA) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings in his last start against on April 19th against Chicago for his second consecutive win and best start of the season.
At bat: Chase Headley has two home runs and two RBIs in 13 plate appearances and Chris Carter has one homer and one RBI in as many at-bats against Boston’s starter.
Recent form: Following an eight-game winning streak in mid-April the Yankees have been hit-and-miss, going 3-3 in the last six games. Additionally, the Bombers have lost 10 of their last 15 on the road. On their other hand, they are 4-1 in their last five against the Red Sox.
Online baseball betting trends: Win or lose, the Yankees have been almost perfect covering the spread at the sportsbook, going 4-1 ATS in the last five games overall, 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games, and 5-0 ATS in the last five against the Red Sox. The baseball wagering total has gone over in five of NYY’s last seven on the road and under in four of the Yanks’ last five versus Boston.
On the mound: Chris Sale (LHP, 1-1, 0.91 ERA) has been worth trading away Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Alexander Basabe, and Víctor Díaz. The former White Sox starter has stroke out at least 10 in three of his four starts and thrown at least seven innings in all four. He surrendered four hits and had 13 strikeouts in eight scoreless innings against Toronto in his last start, in which he threw strikes in 78.4% of his pitches – the highest single-game strike percentage for any starter this season. Sale is 4-1 with a 1.17 ERA in 10 career games against the Yankees, the lowest ERA by any pitcher against New York since earned runs became an official statistic in 1912. Funny what a change in sock color can do for you.
At bat: Several of Boston’s players have had a hard time against Tanaka. For instance, Mookie Betts is 3-for-18, Jackie Bradley Jr. is 2-for-17, and Hanley Ramirez is 2-for-13 with a home run and one RBI.
Miscellanea: Dustin Pedroia could potentially return for tonight’s series finale after being kept out of the starting lineup on Wednesday with a nagging soreness in the left knee and ankle.
Recent form: The Red Sox have dropped four of their last six games, though they have prevailed in seven of their last 10 at home and in four of the last five times hosting the Yankees.
Online baseball betting trends: Boston may have the upper hand at home, but they have covered in only two of the last seven times New York came to visit.