Yankees vs Red Sox MLB Betting + Handicapping Picks
Last night’s Yankees vs. Red Sox series opener had plenty of fireworks. Both teams put up a five spot in the first inning. The Yankees ended up winning a slugfest 10-8. On Saturday, the teams will play a day-night doubleheader.
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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Betting Preview
Starting Pitchers: New York (Garcia) vs. Boston (Morales)
Date/Time: July 7, 12:35 p.m. EST
MLB Gambling Odds from BetOnline
Moneyline: New York (-105) Boston (-105)
When these two teams meet, there is always plenty of drama. Let’s take a look at the early afternoon game between these two hated rivals.
The Yankees offense typically scores by bashing home runs, but they put up 10 runs without a single home run last night. Alex Rodriguez had three hits, and Mark Teixeira has four RBI’s in the 10-8 win. Robinson Cano has been hitting the ball as well as anyone in baseball of late. Cano is batting .316 on the season, and he already has 20 home runs. Curtis Granderson leads the team with 23 homers. Derek Jeter has looked like the Jeter of old so far in 2012. Some of the Yankees hitters have slumped so far this year, but the team is still piling up runs. Overall, the Yankees offense is certainly one of the best in all of baseball.
Boston’s problem all year has been their pitching staff. The Red Sox have a terrible bullpen, and the starting rotation hasn’t been good at all either. The lack of quality starts from the rotation has made an already thin bullpen get overworked. The Red Sox have stayed competitive because they are averaging 5.05 runs per game. David Ortiz is having another terrific season for the Red Sox. He leads the team with a .308 average and 22 home runs. Adrian Gonzalez started the season slowly, but he currently has a 16 game hitting streak. Gonzalez has his average up to .280, and I expect him to continue to improve on that number. Boston’s youngsters have contributed extremely well, which has made their lineup tough to quiet.
The Yankees are playing good baseball right now, and they are 5-1 in their last 6 meetings with the Red Sox. New York is the more complete team, so I like them again on Saturday afternoon.
MLB Free Pick: Yankees ML