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2021 MLB Handicapping: AL Wild Card Game
(0-0) New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox (0-0)
Date: Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
Time: 8:08 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Projected Pitchers: Gerrit Cole (NYY) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (BOS)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -115 Red Sox +105 (Bet Now!)
MLB run line Betting Odds: Yankees -1.5, Red Sox +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Yankees will be in Boston to take on the Red Sox for the American League Wild Card Game. The first pitch is set for 8:08 ET.
Gerrit Cole is going for the Yankees and Nathan Eovaldi is going for the Red Sox.
When these teams met last, the Yankees swept the series. The Red Sox did win the season series by a 10-9 margin.
New York Yankees
The Yankees definitely had an interesting season. It was not that long ago where lots of people counted them out entirely to make the playoffs. Now, here they are.
The team finished with a 92-70 record. They edged off the Blue Jays by 1 full game.
New York beat the Rays 1-0 on Sunday, however, Tampa did take 2 games out of 3 in the series. In those games, the Yankees scored 6 runs and allowed 16 runs.
Jameson Taillon went 3.1 innings and did not allow an earned run. After he left, a total of 5 relievers were used.
Gerrit Cole has been the ace of the staff in 2021. He has not been great as of late. His last start was against the Blue Jays where he went 6 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. Toronto won that game 6-5.
The pitching for this team was strong throughout the year. They ended with an ERA of 3.74 which is the 6th best in baseball.
The offense, which was expected to be the best part of the team, was not great in 2021. They finished 19th in runs scored per game.
Once again, the Yankees hit a lot of home runs. They blasted 222 of them which is the 6th best in the sport.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox played better than what a lot of people thought. We knew they would be better with Alex Cora as their manager, but were unsure if this would be a playoff club. It will be interesting to see how far they can go.
This team also finished with a 92-70 record. They sure made things interesting at the end, but they have made it to the playoffs.
Boston came back and beat the Nationals 7-5 on Sunday to complete the sweep. In those games, the Sox scored 16 runs and allowed 10 runs.
Chris Sale was not sharp on Sunday. The left-hander went only 2.1 innings. For the most part, the Boston bullpen did a good job after he left.
Nathan Eovaldi has been the best pitcher on this Boston staff in 2021. He was not good at all in his last start against the Yankees. The righty went 2.2 innings and allowed 7 earned runs in that game.
The pitching on this team has not been great. They finished the season with an ERA of 4.27 which is the 15th best in the sport.
All year long, the offense was the best part of their game. They finished 5th in runs scored per game.
Boston has hit 219 home runs which are 10th best in the MLB.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Yankees are 2-7 in their last 9 away games with the total set at 8.5.
- The Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 games when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 playoff games as an underdog.
- The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last 9 playoff games overall.
- The Red Sox are 8-2 in their last 10 games following a win.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
It is finally here, folks. As a baseball fan, a Boston-New York showdown in the playoffs is always welcomed. I definitely feel it can be a fun and entertaining game.
To me, the Red Sox are the better team here. I really like the fact they are playing at home. If this game was at Yankee Stadium, I would not be as bullish on them in an elimination game.
The Red Sox have done a good job this year against Gerrit Cole. I do not necessarily think they will crush him on Tuesday, but I do feel they can get to him. I look for Eovaldi to have a bounce-back effort after his dreadful start against New York just a little bit ago
I like the Red Sox as home dogs here.
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