Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees MLB Betting Spread Report

Posted by Mila Anderson on Wednesday,August 5, 2015 5:00, EST in

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 Info

Date/Time: Thursday, August 6th, 7:05 PM
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
TV: NESN, MLBN
Radio: WEEI 93.7, WCEC 1490 AM
Opening Line: Yankees -145

The Yankees (60-45) have not won a World Series since 2009, and have been in a state of steady decline since that last championship. There really wasn’t much expected of them this season, as they appeared to be placing their hopes of success in the hands of a bunch of guys who were on the wrong side of the hill. That was the perception, at least, but the reality is that it has been those guys, Texeira, Rodriguez, etc. – who have led this team to a 5.5 game lead in the AL East. We are now at the point in the season where you might expect guys of a certain age to start wearing down, but the fact that New York is 7-3 in their last 10 games is a sign that there may still be plenty left in the tank as we head into the final few weeks. CC 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

The Yankees totally destroyed the Red Sox in the first game of this series, which was expected given how hot their bats are right now. This one may not be as one-sided, but it should still be a win for the Yankees.