The Boston Red Sox will try to continue their recent success over the rival New York Yankees when they meet in the second game of their three-game series on Saturday night at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox (45-31) have won four straight games against the Yankees (40-35). That includes a 5-3 victory in the series opener on Friday night. With the win Boston remained a ½ game behind the division-leading Rays in the AL East. New York dropped to five games behind.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET. The latest Red Sox vs. Yankees odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Boston as the -125 favorite (risk $125 to win $100). The over-under, or total number of runs expected, is set at 10. Before finalizing any Yankees vs. Red Sox picks, check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Red Sox vs. Yankees money line: Boston -125, New York +115
- Red Sox vs. Yankees run line: Boston -1.5 (+145)
- Red Sox vs. Yankees over-under: 10 runs
- BOS: Xander Bogaerts ranks seventh in the majors in batting average (.320)
- NYY: Bullpen ranks fourth in the majors in ERA (3.15)
Why you should back the Red Sox
Bogaerts is having a career-best season. The Boston shortstop ranks seventh in the majors in batting average (.320) and 11th in OPS (.930). He also has 13 home runs and 45 RBI. On Friday he knocked in the first runs of the game with a two-run double off Domingo German.
In addition, Nathan Eovaldi (7-4, 3.90) has been solid for the Red Sox this season. He leads the team in wins and has gone five or more innings in 13 of his last 15 starts. When he last faced the Yankees, on June 4, he limited them to one earned run on eight hits over six innings in a 5-2 Boston win.
Why you should back the Yankees
New York has been successful with Jordan Montgomery on the mound this season. The Yankees are 11-3 in Montgomery's 14 starts this year, returning +559 on the money line in those outings. They've won his last six starts by a combined score of 27-17.
In addition, the New York lineup has received a boost with the return of Luke Voit. Since returning from the IL on June 22, the Yankees first baseman is hitting .353 with a 1.212 OPS, two homers and three RBI in just 17 at-bats. He has a hit in all four games he has played since rejoining the lineup.
How to make Red Sox vs. Yankees picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 9.4 runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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