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MLB Betting: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

Major League Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Fenway Park; Boston, MA
  • Date & Time: Sunday July 16, 2017; 7:08pm CT
  • Point Spread: Boston Red Sox -142
  • Total: 8.5
  • Quick Pick: Boston Red Sox -142

In the second game of a doubleheader, the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees in Sunday Night Baseball. It’s also the fourth and final game of the series. The two teams have split the first two games. Boston is 51-40 on the season, and lead the Rays by 3 games in the divisional standings.

With the come from behind, extra innings win on Saturday, the Yankees moved to 46-42 on the season. The Yankees are in third place in the American League East, but just ½ game behind Tampa Bay. The Boston Red Sox are -142 in this game on Sunday Night.

Red Sox Impressive at Home

The Boston Red Sox are 26-15 at home this season. The Red Sox have a +63 run differential heading into Sunday’s first game. Boston is led offensively by Dustin Pedroia and Mookie Betts. Pedroia is hitting .303 to lead the team, while Betts has crushed 16 homeruns and drove in 53 runs.

The Red Sox as a team are hitting .268, which is the 5th best in all of baseball. The Red Sox are 9th in runs scored with more than 435. The Red Sox starting pitching is 2nd in all of Major League Baseball with 51 quality starts. The Red Sox have a team earned run average of 3.82, which is 4th in the league.

Yankees Seek to Keep Momentum

The New York Yankees are looking to keep momentum going after winning on Saturday. The Yankees were one of the hottest teams to start the season, but have struggled the last 6-8 weeks. The Yankees are 3rd in the league in runs scored, with 481, and have a team batting average of .263.

New York is of course led by Aaron Judge, but Matt Holliday’s heroics were the reason for the win on Saturday. Judge was the homerun derby, and heads into Sunday with a .319 batting average, along with 30 homeruns and 66 runs batted in. The pitching for New York has a 4.02 ERA.

Great Pitching Matchup

In the second game of the doubleheader, Masahiro Tanaka is going to pitch for the New York Yankees. Tanaka is 7-8 on the season, with a high ERA of 5.47. Tanaka has thrown 102 innings, and struck out 103 batters this season. Tanaka is 28 years old, and in his fourth season in Major League Baseball.

For the Boston Red Sox, David Price will get the start. Price is 4-2 on the season with an earned run average of 3.91. Price started the season on the disabled list, so the 31 year old has thrown 53 innings, and struck out 50 batters. Look for Boston’s bats to get to Tanaka, and Price take care of the rest. Bet the Boston Red Sox -142 over the New York Yankees.