There are a number of teams in baseball that fall into the sleeping giant category. These are teams that have had more than their fair share of success over the years, but who have been absent from the playoffs recently. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox both fit into that category, and it looks as though only one of them is ready to change things this MLB betting season. These bitter rivals will finish up a 3-game series in New York on Thursday night.
Taking a Look at the Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees MLB Betting Spread Report & Game InfoDate/Time: Thursday, August 6th, 7:05 PMVenue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NYTV: NESN, MLBNRadio: WEEI 93.7, WCEC 1490 AMOpening Line: Yankees -145CC Sabathia (4-8, 5.54 ERA) will take to the hill for the Yankees on Thursday. He faced Boston at the start of the season and came away with a no decision.It has only been a couple of years since the Boston Red Sox (47-60) have tasted World Series success, but what has happened since then has been a little alarming to fans who have grown used to seeing their team competing. Boston finished dead last in the AL East last season, and are currently well on pace to suffer the same fate this year. This is a bit of a surprise, as there were plenty of pundits who believed that they were well equipped to make the leap from worst to first, especially in a division that was not among the best in baseball. There have been a number of problems for the Red Sox, but the absence of a legitimate #1 in the rotation is perhaps the most glaring. Eduardo Rodriguez (6-3, 4.34 ERA) will be looking to replicate the success he had when he last got a start versus the Yankees last month.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston’s last 9 games
- NY Yankees is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games when playing at home against Boston