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ALDS Game 1
(1-0) New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox (0-0)
Date: Friday October 5, 2018
Time: 7:32 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, MA.
Projected Starters: Happ vs. Sale
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -180 | Yankees +170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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New York Yankees
The Yankees’ pitching stepped up and shutdown the A’s, with the exception of a Khris Davis two-run homer in the eighth inning against Zach Britton.
Luis Severino was dominant when he was in the strike zone. He struck out seven and allowed just two hits in four-plus innings, though he walked four. That sort of performance was all New York needed because Dellin Betances and David Robertson didn’t allow a baserunner in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
The decision to start Severino in the wild card game paves the way for JA Happ to start twice in this series. As I write in the wee hours of Thursday morning, New York hasn’t listed a starter but it will be Happ, who went 7–0 with a 2.69 ERA with New York after the Yankees acquired him for Toronto just before the trade deadline.
With Luke Voit swinging a hot stick in the middle of the lineup, New York’s order resembles that of an all-star team: McCutchen, Judge, Hicks, Stanton, Voit, Gregorious, Andujar, Sanchez and Torres. Everybody is healthy and focused at the right time, which makes New York awfully dangerous.
Boston Red Sox
Boston’s 108 wins are useless now. The Red Sox will open their playoff campaign against the 100-win Yankees, who have the added advantage of momentum on their side after dispatching Oakland in the wild card game on Wednesday night.
Boston finished the season 20–18, nearly a quarter of the season playing .500 ball. Chris Sale, David Price and other key arms missed some time but all claim to be healthy going into the playoffs.
Sale, who finished the season sandwiched between Mookie Betts and JD Martinez on Boston’s WAR leaderboard, built up his strength in four September starts, throwing first 26 pitches, then 42, followed by 73 and finishing with 92 against the Orioles on September 26.
He will be well-rested going into his third start of 2018 against New York after winning the first two, in which he allowed one run in thirteen innings.
But Sale had never pitched in the postseason before going 0–2 in last year’s Divisional Series against the eventual champs. Should we be worried about Sale in the postseason after giving up nine runs and thirteen hits in less than ten innings, combined? It will be at least a murmur at Fenway Park, I guarantee you that.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 10-1 in NYY last 11 games following a win.
- Over is 7-1 in NYY last 8 Fri. games.
- Over is 9-1-1 in BOS last 11 on grass.
- Over is 9-1-1 in BOS last 11 overall.
- Over is 6-2 in BOS last 8 Fri. games.
- Head to Head: NYY are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Boston.
Free New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction: Sale is good, Boston’s bullpen isn’t.
I’m still confident in Sale, despite the red flags. I do not, however, believe in Boston’s bullpen, which is at a major disadvantage in this series. I believe New York is the pick in this series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Yankees ML
MLB Free Game 1 Score Prediction: New York 4 – Boston 3
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