While I think it’s a bit overhyped, there can be little argument that the best rivalry in Major League Baseball is New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox.They start a three-game set at Yankee Stadium starting Tuesday night. Here are some things to watch for your MLB betting needs.
Boston at NY Yankees MLB Betting Series Prediction & Pick
Many things are different about the teams since the last meeting in New York on Sept. 29. New York’s Mark Teixeira and Boston slugger David Ortiz both retired.The Yankees are No. 1 in the American League East. The Red Sox are No. 2.Last season, the Red Sox gave the Yankees a beatdown in September that essentially finished the Yankees’ chances of even getting an AL Wild Card spot.The Red Sox have the young Killer B’s: Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.The Sox have struggled some, but have David Price back in their rotation and have won 10 of 14 to move six games over and two games behind New York.The Yankees have Aaron Judge, who has been as much of a star as anybody across the first two months of the season and change, and Gary Sanchez, and more talented kids on the way.Judge currently leads the majors in HRs (18), is second only to Mike Trout in the American League in OPS and is fourth in RBIs.The Yankees’ youth movement has accelerated, and though they have been playing about .500 ball since a 20-5 spurt ending on May 8, they are 10 games over and in first place.Currently in a 13-game stretch against AL East opponents, the first-place Yankees are coming off a 3-4 road trip at Baltimore and Toronto.For the season they’re averaging 5.8 runs per game at Yankee Stadium, where their 17-8 record is the second-best in the majors, just behind the Astros.“When we saw them in spring training, you knew it was going to be a good team,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “… So, I don’t think anyone sees this as a fluke.”
Looking to move in NY. pic.twitter.com/BpxlmZRmyU— #VoteRedSox (@RedSox) June 6, 2017