Boston vs New York MLB Betting Guide

Posted by Aaron . on May 5, 2016 in

On Friday night, the Boston Red Sox renew one of baseball’s most storied rivalries when they take the field at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox (16-11) are in first place in the American League East, and they followed up their sweep of the Yankees last weekend with a split in their series in Chicago, beating the White Sox on Wednesday night, 5-2. The Yankees (9-16) are in fifth place in the American League East, but they just ended a six-game losing streak by tattooing the Orioles, 7-0, on Wednesday night. Find out more about the updated MLB online betting odds here.

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees MLB Betting Guide

When: Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:05pm Eastern time
Where: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY
TV: NESN, YES
Radio: WFAN 660 AM / 101.9 FM New York
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Rick Porcello (5-0) (BOS) vs Michael Pineda (1-3) (NY)

 

 

Why should you bet on Boston?

The Red Sox send Rick Porcello to the mound, and he is having a monster season so far. The last time he pitched against New York was last weekend, when he threw seven scoreless innings. He is currently on a scoreless streak of 13 innings, and his hard sinker leads to ground ball outs by the bucket. David Ortiz is playing well, with his ageless bat swatting a sixth home run on the season for him in their win over the White Sox on Wednesday — the first home run by a lefthanded batter ever off Carlos Rodon, the White Sox’s gifted lefty.

Why should you put your money on the Yankees?

Despite Porcello’s splendid numbers so far this season, a lot of Yankees have had success against him in the past. Carlos Beltran (.409, 1 RBI, 22 AB), Dustin Ackley (.357, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 14 AB), Jacoby Ellsbury (.360, 4 HR, 4 RBI, 25 AB), Brett Gardner (.333, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 21 AB) and Chase Headley (.313, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 16 AB) have all found ways to extend innings against him, so he might not be so dominant against the Pinstripes as he was last weekend. Ellsbury walked twice and had three hits in the Yankees’ win over Baltimore, and Brian McCann drove in three runs, so the Yankee offense might finally be perking up.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Red Sox and Porcello to control a mostly stagnant Yankee offense and deliver a 5-1 Boston win.