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ALDS Game 3
(1-1) Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees (2-1)
Date: Monday October 8, 2018
Time: 7:40 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York, NY.
Projected Starters: Porcello vs. Severino
MLB Moneyline Odds: Boston +155 / New York -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Boston -145 / New York +125
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5 (Over +100 / Under -120)
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Boston Red Sox
Boston gave away its home-field advantage in Game 2. David Price couldn’t even get through two innings and, although the bullpen did a decent job, the Sox offense never broke through against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees’ relievers.
Rick Porcello’s start in this game came into question after Game 1, when he got two outs in the eighth inning. He will make this start, however, and it might be the one the Red Sox have to have.
Obviously, Boston has to win one of these next two in New York if it’s going to send things back to Fenway for Game 5. Porcello was its steadiest, most consistent starting pitcher all season and he threw well against the Yankees.
Porcello went 2–0 in four starts (one abbreviated in the final series of the season) against New York. One of his two wins was a complete-game one-hitter and he went seven scoreless in the other.
Boston’s bullpen is still in shambles, even more so after Price’s lackluster effort on Saturday night. Steven Wright is out until at least the World Series, replaced on the roster by Heath Hembree. Porcello has to be thinking six innings are a minimum on Monday.
New York Yankees
Luis Severino had almost as much success against Boston as Porcello against the Yankees this season, though he did lose a start way back in April, which seems inconsequential now.
Sevy got the wild card start, amid some criticism, and did his job. He wasn’t the easiest to watch but he held Oakland scoreless for four innings, giving up just two hits and striking out seven.
He didn’t look like a true starting pitcher, one trying to get through six or seven innings. Rather, he looked like a closer, pumping the ball in there as hard as he could, often without much command. He walked four in those four innings and often had to pitch out of trouble.
That won’t be sustainable for Severino, though he can get away with it because New York has all the arms in the bullpen. The Yankees didn’t even have to use Chad Green or David Robertson in Game 2 so they will be fully rested and ready to go in this one. The same goes for Lance Lynn, who threw two good innings in Game 1.
Aaron Hicks didn’t play in Game 2, though he was considered to be available off the bench. Brett Gardner played good defense in center as his replacement but New York will hope Hicks can come back and play in Game 3, batting in between the two right-handed giants.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- BOS are 8-1 in their last 9 Mon. games.
- Over is 6-1-1 in BOS last 8 on grass.
- Over is 6-1-1 in BOS last 8 overall.
- Over is 8-1 in NYY last 9 overall.
- Over is 7-1 in NYY last 8 vs. American League East.
- Over is 13-3 in NYY last 16 games following a win.
- Head to Head: BOS are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in New York.
Free Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction: Boston has to have this one.
The Red Sox will be faced with the choice of bringing back Chris Sale on short rest for a must-win in Game 4, or starting Nathan Eovaldi. Porcello has been great all year and I believe he represents Boston’s best chance to win in New York. It’s just hard for me to get behind that bullpen.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Boston +155
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MLB Free Game 3 Score Prediction: Boston 5 – New York 3
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