Game Info & MLB Betting Prediction for NY Yankees at Boston Red Sox

Posted by Henry Watkins on Thursday,April 12, 2018 12:55, EDT in

There is nothing better in professional sports than rivalry games, as we usually get a level of excitement and passion that simply don’t exist in other match-ups. Those rivalries are even better when the teams involved are at the top of their game, as it means we get to see both teams at their very best, creating memorable encounters each and every time. In baseball, there is no rivalry more heated than the one between the MLB betting favorites Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. This thing has been brewing for decades, and it never really seems to cool off all that much. The rivalry was back at its very best last season, though, as both teams were in the hunt for the AL East crown.

The feeling is that it is going to be more of the same this season, although it is the Red Sox who have struck early, getting off to a very fast start, which is why the MLB odds are by their side. Things are going to tighten up in this division eventually, and you can bet that the Yankees will want that to start happening now by winning this series.

NY Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Game Info & MLB Betting Prediction

  • When: Thursday, April 12 at 7:10 PM EST
  • Where: Fenway Park, Boston
  • Starting Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Rick Porcello
  • TV: MLBN
  • Radio: TuneIn
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  • MLB Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (Over/Under at 9)

Team Records

  • All: NY Yankees 6-6 / Boston Red Sox 9-2
  • Home: NY Yankees 3-3 / Boston Red Sox 4-1
  • Away: NY Yankees 3-3 / Boston Red Sox 5-1
  • ATS: NY Yankees 6-6 / Boston Red Sox 4-7
  • Over/Under: NY Yankees 8-4 / Boston Red Sox 6-5

American League Teams that Betting Fans Should Consider in 2018

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Runs: NY Yankees 4.50 / Boston Red Sox 5.00
  • Hits: NY Yankees 9.20 / Boston Red Sox 7.50
  • Walks: NY Yankees 3.40 / Boston Red Sox 4.10
  • Strike Outs: NY Yankees 9.90 / Boston Red Sox 9.20

Why bet on the New York Yankees?

Entering into the second game in this series, the Yankees were on a streak that has seen them lose 4 of their last 5, including a humbling 14-1 loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday. The Yankees were a team that looked very unhappy with their lot, unleashing that vitriol in a pair of bench-clearing brawls in the Wednesday game with Boston, a game that the Yankees went on to win 10-7. We are certainly not suggesting that the Yankees are going to spring using their fists as opposed to their bats, but the brawls did seem to give them a much-needed spark.

Perhaps the biggest cause for concern in the early part of the season has been the play of big-money signing Giancarlo Stanton, who has struggled badly at the plate. Pitching has not been great for New York either, but they will look to right the ship when they send Sonny Gray (1-0, 3.60 ERA) to the mound for this one.

Team Statistics


  • Runs: 5.50
  • Hits: 8.83
  • Walks: 4.58
  • Strike Outs: 9.00


  • Runs: 5.42
  • Hits: 8.58
  • Walks: 3.50
  • Strike Outs: 11.42

Why bet on the Boston Red Sox?

The Red Sox look like a team that means business this year, as they are already putting up impressive numbers on both offense and defense. Mookie Betts is still hitting over .400 after 11 games, while the pitching staff has delivered 8 quality starts in that same time period. The Red Sox started this season with a loss but followed that up by stringing together 9 straight wins before dropping that last game to the Yankees.

The Red Sox come in as the MLB Betting favorites against the Yankees for Thursday Night.

If Boston can get back to winning ways and take this series on Thursday, they will have opened up a 4.5 game lead over the Yankees. Yes, it’s still very early in the season, but that would be a notice of intent that is tough to ignore. Rick Porcello (2-0, 2.84 ERA) will start for Boston in this one.

Team Statistics


  • Runs: 5.73
  • Hits: 9.36
  • Walks: 4.00
  • Strike Outs: 6.73


  • Runs: 3.36
  • Hits: 8.00
  • Walks: 3.45
  • Strike Outs: 9.91

Latest MLB Betting Trends

  • Yankees are 18-31 against the money line in road games after a win over the last 2 seasons
  • Yankees are 1-1 against Boston this season
  • Red Sox are 8-13 against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 2 seasons
  • 2 of 2 games in this series have gone over the total this season

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This has been a high-scoring series and I believe it will stay that way in the deciding game. This could be another chippy one, and I am going with the Red Sox to win.

Score: New York Yankees 4 – Boston Red Sox 6