With the standings so tight in the AL East, it becomes important to build a solid winning record within the division in order to get a stranglehold on first. None of the teams have really been able to do that just yet, which is why there are only 2.5 games separating first from last. Saturday will see the Yankees and Red Sox play the second of three games at Fenway, with the Yankees looking to build on their surprise lead. What does the MLB betting odds indicate? Lets take a look.
A Sneak Peak at the Online Betting Pick on Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees & Game InfoDate: Saturday, May 02, 2015Time: 1:35PMVenue: Fenway ParkOpening Line: Boston -133
At this stage of the season, it seems a bit foolish to talk about building leads in the division, especially with so many games still to play. That is perhaps why all the talk in this series is about the possibility of A-Rod hitting his 660th home run. Not only would the dinger be gig news because of its place in history, it would also have a lot of people interested to see if the Yankees will honor the $6 million bonus that Rodriguez would be due for reaching that milestone. The Yankees (13-9) would probably like to get that home run out of the way as soon as possible so that they can focus on maintaining their solid start to the season. Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 4.15 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Yankees on Saturday. The issue for Eovaldi this season has been getting beyond the 5th inning, which means the bullpen may need to be ready to go early.The Red Sox (12-10) started off the season pretty well, jumping out to an early division lead in the process. Things have not gone so well as of late though, going just 6-7 in their last 13 games, all of which were against AL East rivals. The good news for the Sox is that they did manage to win their most recent series against the Blue Jays. Boston will have 6 more at home, once again versus division rivals, before they head out on the road again. They will want to end that stretch with a winning record, which would likely give them a shot at being atop the division again. The Red Sox will send lefty Wade Miley (1-2, 8.62 ERA) to the mound on Saturday and will be looking to improve on his last start, where he was rocked by the Orioles.
All-star voting underway with some Yankees in early mix http://t.co/Dt39Trncir— Chase Headley (@HeadleyHub) May 1, 2015