New York vs Boston MLB Betting Guide
On Friday night, the Yankees open another series in their biggest rivalry in Boston as they take on the Red Sox. The Yankees (8-12) are in fifth place in the American League East and just dropped two of three in Texas, losing to the Rangers, 3-2, on Wednesday night. The Red Sox (12-9) are in second place in the American League East and just beat the Atlanta Braves, 9-4, on Wednesday. They face the Braves again on Thursday before the Yankees come to town Friday. Find out the latest MLB lines here.
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox MLB Betting Guide
When: Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:10pm Eastern time
Where: Fenway Park, Boston
TV: YES, MLBN, NESN
Radio: WEEI 93.7 FM Boston
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 2.92 ERA) (NY) vs Henry Owens (0-0, 8-10 ERA) (BOS)
Why should you bet on New York?
The Yankees send their ace, Masahiro Tanaka, to the mound in this game. He has allowed two earned runs in each of his four starts so far this year. In his last start, he went seven innings against the Rays, fanning seven and permitting only five hits. The Yankees’ offense is still waiting to take flight, though, as the aging bats of Alex Rodriguez and Mark Texieira are having a difficult time. If Tanaka can mow down the Red Sox batters, though, the Yankees definitely have a chance.
Why should you put your money on the Red Sox?
Henry Owens entered the rotation in place of injured Joe Kelly, but he has been throwing a lot of meat so far. He does have a 2-2 career lifetime at Fenway Park, so maybe the home environs will motivate him to take care of the Yankee batters. The Yankees only scored 3 runs in their two losses to Texas, and they have been scratching for runs all season long. The Red Sox need to get to Tanaka early so that they can crack the Yankee bullpen, and then they will have a solid chance.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Yankees’ ace versus a Red Sox spot starter with a gargantuan ERA? Give me New York with a 7-2 win.