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2021 MLB Handicapping
(50-44) New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox (58-38)
Date: Friday, July 23rd, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Projected Pitchers: Gerrit Cole (NYY) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees +140 Red Sox -175
MLB RunLine 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 game 1 of a 4 game set Thursday at 7:10 ET.
They played each other last weekend and the Yankees won 2 of 3 games.
Gerrit Cole gets the start for the Yankees and Eduardo Rodriguez will be going for the Red Sox.
New York Yankees
The Yankees certainly have not played up to their lofty expectations, but they have played some better ball as of late. They have won 4 games in a row.
With their 50-44 record they sit 3rd in the American League East. The Red Sox lead them by 7 games.
New York swept a 2 game set with the Phillies this week. They got the win on Wednesday by a score of 6-5. In that series, the Yankees scored 12 runs and allowed 9 runs.
Asher Wojciechowski went 4 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Wednesday.
Gerrit Cole has been the best pitcher on this staff this year. He is 10-4 with a 2.62 ERA. His last start was on Saturday against the Red Sox where he went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run.
For the most part this year, the Yankees have gotten solid pitching. The team has an ERA of 3.73 which is 11th best in baseball.
Their offense is scoring 4.19 runs per game which is 22nd best in baseball.
As a team, New York has blasted 125 home runs which is good for 8th in the league.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox continue to be one of the best stories in Major League Baseball. Nobody had them winning at the rate in which they are. They currently have a mini, 2 game winning streak.
Boston is 1st in the very tough American League East with a record of 58-38. They have a 1 game lead over the Rays.
Boston took 2 games against the Blue Jays this week. The game on Tuesday got rained out. They beat Toronto 7-4 on Wednesday. In that series, the Red Sox scored 20 runs and allowed 8 runs.
Garrett Richards went 5.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Wednesday. He did run into some trouble with the long ball in the 6th inning, but he did pitch a pretty good game against a very tough and balanced Toronto lineup.
Eduardo Rodriguez has not been the starter people have become used to over the last few years, but he has been a little better as of late. He is 7-5 with an ERA north or 5. His last start was against the Yankees on Friday where he was very good. The left hander went 5.2 innings, did not allow an earned run, and struck out 8 batters.
This club has an ERA of 4.10 which is 14th best in the majors.
Offensively, they have been strong the whole year. The Sox are scoring 5.10 runs per game which is 4th best in baseball. They are lead by J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Rafael Devers.
Boston has been hitting their fair share of home runs lately. They have hit 128 of them which is 6th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 1-5 in their last 6 Friday games.
- Yankees are 0-4 in their last 4 road games with the total set at 7.0 or higher.
- Yankees are 0-4 in their last 4 games with the total set at 8.5.
- Red Sox are 12-1 in their last 13 Friday games.
- Red Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Red Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Red Sox are 9-2 in their last 11 home games.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
This rivalry series is very important for both of these teams. The Yankees are looking to gain ground in their division while the Red Sox are trying to stay atop if it. It has the chance to be a very good series.
The Red Sox are the better club and I think they will show that on Friday. I feel good with Boston in this one.
The last time that Eduardo Rodriguez faced the Yankees at Fenway Park, he went Against Gerrit Cole and out pitched him. The Red Sox offense also did a number to the Yankees’ ace that day. They may not crush him like they did before, but I do feel the Sox can hit around Cole.
I will go with the Red Sox on the run line in this one.
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