MLB Winning Favorites For Boston At New York Match
While it’s exciting to be a division leader after the first couple of months of the baseball season, you really need to temper that excitement by understanding that we are still only about a third of the way through the season. There is a lot of baseball still to be played, and it will be interesting to see how many of the teams sitting on top right now are still there once the regular season draws to a close. It is the New York Yankees who are currently riding high in the AL East, but they are starting to feel the Boston Red Sox, their bitterest rivals, breathing down their neck. Boston has now cut the lead to one game after picking up a win against the Yankees in the opening tilt of this 3-game series. The second game is set for Wednesday, while the one that could put Boston on top of the division will go on Thursday night. It is that final game that we will focus on here. Find the latest MLB betting lines here.
In Depth Analysis On The 2017 MLB Winning Favorites For Boston Red Sox At New York Yankees Match
When: Thursday, June 8 at 7 PM EST
Where: Yankee Stadium, NYC
Starting Pitchers: David Price Vs Michael Pineda
TV: ESPN, NESN, YES
Radio: WEEI 93.7, WCEC 1490 AM / 103.7 FM, WADO 1280, WFAN 660 / 101.9 FM
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: New York Yankees -1½ (+170)
Why bet on the Boston Red Sox
The rise of the Yankees this season may well have proven to be a blessing in disguise for the Boston Red Sox (32-25). While that may seem like a strange thing to say, consider the fact that Boston have been able to play under the radar while much of the focus has been on the Yankees and their great start to the season. Boston struggled to find any level of consistency in the early going, but now appear to have hit stride, pulling themselves to within a game of the division lead. Their win over the Yankees on Tuesday night put them at .500 in road games this season, and they would love nothing more than to get over that mark through the rest of this series. David Price (1-0, 3.00 ERA) looked great in his second start of the season after coming off the DL.
Why bet on the New York Yankees
Are the Yankees (32-23) starting to feel a little bit of pressure? They have certainly not looked like the same team in the past couple of weeks, going just 3-5 in their last 8 games. The excuse for the lapse was that they were coming off a tough road trip, but they have now started this home stand with a loss to the Red Sox. If they lose this series, they may well end up relinquishing the division lead before this week is over, which may prove to be the toughest test that this team has had so far this season. The Yankees are still 17-9 at home, so it’s certainly not all doom and gloom. Michael Pineda (6-3, 3.76 ERA) will start for the Yankees.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This looks to be a great pitching match-up, especially if Price can build on his brilliant last outing. The first game in this series was a close one, and I expect more of the same here, with the same winner.