Yankees vs Red Sox ALDS Game 2 Odds & Betting Analysis

Yankees vs Red Sox ALDS Game 2 Odds & Betting Analysis

Written by on October 6, 2018


The greatest rivalry in sports continues in the ALDS Game 2 on Saturday, Oct. 6 when the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees. Can the Yankees beat their hated rivals at Fenway after losing Game 1? Check out our analysis and a free pick for Yankees at Red Sox Game 2!

Yankees vs Red Sox ALDS Game 2 Odds & Betting Analysis

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 16°C/60°F
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Precipitation: 2%
  • Cloud Cover: 48%
  • Wind: 9 mph S
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why the New York Yankees are a good bet on the money line?


New York’s got some momentum heading into the AL Divisional Series versus the Red Sox. The Yankees have won 3 of their last 4 games. Two of those victories happened against the Boston Red Sox.

On Sep. 29, the Yankees beat the Red Sox 11-6. Then on Sep. 30, New York beat Boston 8-5. NYY sandwiched a 10-2 loss to Boston between the 8-5 win and a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics in the AL Wildcard. Even if the Yankees fall to the Red Sox in Game 1, they should bounce back with a good effort in Game 2.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 5.25
  • BA: .249
  • OPS: .781
  • HR: 267
  • SB: 63
Defense:
  • ERA: 3.78
  • WHIP: 1.24
  • KS: 1,634
  • Quality Starts: 67
  • Errors: 94
 

Why the Boston Red Sox are a good bet on the money line?


Boston’s second ace, David Price, starts Game 2 against the Yankees. Price went 16-77 with a 1.14 WHIP, and 3.58 ERA. Boston went 22-8 in games that Price started. Even when Price had a bad outing, like only lasting 3 innings against Miami on August 29, the Red Sox have won.

In that game versus Miami, the Red Sox rallied to a 14-6 win after Price allowed 3 earned runs. That’s the power of the Boston Red Sox. Even when one of their aces, Chris Sale is the other, doesn’t throw well, the Red Sox win.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 5.41
  • BA: .268
  • OPS: .792
  • HR: 208
  • SB: 125
Defense:
  • ERA: 3.76
  • WHIP: 1.25
  • KS: 1,558
  • Quality Starts: 67
  • Errors: 76

Yankees vs Red Sox MLB Betting Trends for ALDS Game 2

  • NY Yankees are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
  • NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Boston is 10-4 SU in the last 14 games at home
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games

Final MLB Betting Analysis for Yankees vs Red Sox


Boston secured the best record in baseball, but the Red Sox didn’t do it by beating the New York Yankees. In fact, Boston went 9-6 straight up against the Yankees this season.

New York’s managed to beat Boston even though Boston’s pretty much dominated every other team in the American League. When it comes to facing David Price, the Yankees are even better against the Red Sox.

Yankee batters have faced Price 305 times. They’ve got a .318 batting average. Unless Yankee batters forget how to hit against Price, they should put up enough runs for NYY to win this game.

ALDS Game 2 Pick: New York Yankees
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