Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Spread Analysis

Posted by Henry Watkins on Thursday,April 28, 2016 3:17, EST in

Every sport has its rivalries, and as fans, we love to see when a pair of teams who have no love for one another goes head to head. There is a different kind of atmosphere present at those games, and even those fans who don’t have a dog in the fight can’t help but get caught up in it all. There are not many people who are going to argue that the rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox is the most heated in baseball, and perhaps in all sports. These two teams have a genuine disdain for one another, and when one of them wins a championship, the other team takes it personally. It certainly helps that they both play in the same division, as that means there are a lot of games to be played each season, which only helps fuel the fires of hate. These two bitter rivals will hook up for the first time this season in a 3-game series at Fenway Park, with Game 1 set for Friday. You can wager on that one at MyBookie.ag by visiting the MLB betting lines page.

How To Bet The NY Yankees vs Red Sox MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Friday, April 29 at 7:10 PM EST
Where: Fenway Park, Boston
Starting Pitchers: Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka (1-0) Vs Red Sox: Henry Owens (0-0)
TV: YES, NESN
Radio: Yankees and Red Sox
Live Stream: NESN
MLB Odds: TBA

Why bet on the New York Yankees

The Yankees (8-12) proved to be one of the surprise teams of the season last year, as they battled the Blue Jays all the way for the AL East crown before falling just short. This team is another year older, and are once again relying on their veteran guys to get the job done. Perhaps it is taking those old legs a little while to get warmed up, but the early signs are not particularly great foe the Yankees. They are down near the bottom of the pack in both runs scored and team ERA, which is not the type of combination that generally leads to success. The Yankees may be bottom of the division right now, but this looks like being a tight race once again, so they have plenty of time to get things right. Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 2.92 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Yankees.

Why bet on the Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox (12-9) are a little tired of spending time in the cellar, which is where they have landed in each of the last 2 seasons. There were many who felt that the key to success for Boston this season was to get off to a good start, and they have done that through the first 20 games. They are on a 4-game winning streak at the moment, and are just a half game back of the Baltimore Orioles for the lead in the AL East. Having a good record in the division may be what separates these 5 teams at the end of the season, so you can bet that the Red Sox will want to inflict some pain on their New York rivals. Henry Owens (0-0, 8.10 ERA) will start for Boston.

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My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This should be a fun series to watch this weekend, and one that both teams will want to use to set the tone for future meetings. I think it will be the Red Sox who go on to draw first blood.

New York Yankees 3 Boston Red Sox 5