New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: August 31, 2015
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Prediction and Betting Odds. The 72-57 New York Yankees are set to take on the 60-70 Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts tonight August 31, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 7 PM
Moneylines: Yankees -103 / Red Sox -116
O/U: 9 runs
Pitching Match Up
New York: Ivan Nova (5-6, 4.50 ERA)
Boston: Eduardo Rodriguez (7-5, 4.39 ERA)
In their last games: The Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 20-6 and the Red Sox lost to the New York Mets 5-4.
The Yankees head into Boston for the first game of a 3 game series. The 5-6 Ivan Nova goes for the Yankees and the 7-5 Eduardo Rodriguez goes for the Red Sox. The Red Sox open at -116 with a line sitting at 9 runs. Boston had their 3 game winning streak snapped in their last game and they sit in the basement of the AL East 14 games back of the Toronto Blue Jays. Their pitching has been their weakness on the season only ranking 27th in team ERA while their offense has been solid ranking 3rd in runs scored. The Yankees have won 3 in a row and are 1.5 games out of first place in the AL East. They have scored 35 runs in their last 3 games and rank 2nd in the Majors in runs scored and 16th in team ERA.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 games against the Red Sox.
The Yankees are 6-1 in their last 7 games against the Red Sox in Boston.
This season the Red Sox are 33-32 at home and the Yankees are 35-31 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
New York Yankees: 72-57 SU / O/U 64-61 / Run Line W/L 66-63
Boston Red Sox: 60-70 SU / O/U 69-55 / Run Line W/L 61-69
• NY is 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
• NY is 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
• NY has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
• BOS is 5-13 in their last 18 vs. a team with a winning record.
• BOS is 17-37 in their last 54 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
• BOS has an Over record of 16-4-1 in their last 21 home games.
[P] 08/25/2015 – CC Sabathia 15-day DL (8/24) ( Knee )
(!)[1B] 08/30/2015 – Mark Teixeira doubtful Monday vs. Boston Red Sox ( Leg )
[RF] 06/21/2015 – Mason Williams 60-day DL (6/20) ( Shoulder )
[P] 08/03/2015 – Diego Moreno 60-day DL (8/2) ( Elbow )
[2B] 08/04/2015 – Dustin Ackley 15-day DL (8/4) ( Back )
[P] 05/15/2015 – Chase Whitley 60-day DL (5/15) ( Elbow )
[P] 08/15/2015 – Steven Wright 15-day DL (8/15) ( Concussion )
[LF] 08/30/2015 – Hanley Ramirez “?” Monday vs. New York Yankees ( Shoulder )
[C] 08/30/2015 – Ryan Hanigan “?” Monday vs. New York Yankees ( Calf )
[P] 08/28/2015 – Clay Buchholz 60-day DL (7/11); out for season ( Elbow )
[2B] 07/25/2015 – Dustin Pedroia 15-day DL (7/23) ( Hamstring )
[P] 08/11/2015 – Koji Uehara 15-day DL (8/8), out for season ( Wrist )
[P] 05/29/2015 – Brandon Workman 60-day DL (4/3) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/28/2015 – Anthony Varvaro 60-day DL (4/29) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/13/2015 – Justin Masterson 15-day DL (5/13) ( Arm )
[C] 04/04/2015 – Christian Vazquez 60-day DL (3/30), out for season ( Elbow )
Free MLB Prediction
Ivan Nova is 1-3 with a 7.17 ERA in his last 4 outings and in his last start he gave up a season-high 7 runs in only 4 innings in a 15-1 loss to the Houston Astros. He already took a loss to the Red Sox in Boston this season and in his career he is 3-3 with a 5.11 ERA in 9 starts against them. The Yankees are 2-7 in Nova’s last 9 starts as an underdog. Eduardo Rodriguez is coming off a solid start where he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings, but the bullpen fell apart and the Red Sox lost to the Kansas City Royals 8-6. Boston has lost 3 of their last 4 games with him on the hill, but he is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 2 starts versus New York this season and is 3-0 with a 2.41 ERA in his last 6 starts at home.
Nova has been struggling and because of that and with Rodriguez at home I am taking the Red Sox in this game.
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