Boston Red Sox at NY Yankees 8/17/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
Date & Time: 8/17/2021, 5:05 PM UTC
Location: Yankee Stadium,
Address: Bronx, NY
Latest Odds: BOS -140 ; O/U 7
TV Channel: YES

On Monday, the Boston Red Sox play the first game of a doubleheader on the road against the New York Yankees. Boston is 69-51 following a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. The Red Sox swept the Orioles in a three-game series outscoring Baltimore 30-5. Boston is second in the American League East three games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.

Xander Bogaerts is batting .309 to lead Boston and the shortstop has team highs in hits with 127 and on-base percentage at .377. Third baseman Rafael Devers is the leader in home runs with 29 and RBIs with 89. On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound. The right-hander is 10-7 with an ERA of 3.92, 124 Ks and 25 BBs.

New York improved to 65-52 following a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. New York has won two straight and three of the last four. The Yankees are third in the American League East 5 ½ games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays. Since July 6, New York has won 23 of 34 games. The Yankees host the Los Angeles Angels on Monday in a makeup game before their doubleheader with Boston on Tuesday.

Aaron Judge is batting .285 to lead New York and the right fielder has team highs in home runs with 26, RBIs with 63 and on-base percentage at .373. Second baseman DJ LeMahieu is the leader in hits with 121. On Tuesday, the New York Yankees will send Luis Gil to the mound. The right-hander is 1-0 with an ERA of 0.00, 14 Ks and 2 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Boston is 6-11 in its last 17
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Red Sox last 7
  • New York is 12-4 in its last 16
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Yankees last 6
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Free MLB Pick: New York Yankees +125

The New York Yankees have played very well of late, winning 12 of the last 16 and 23 of the last 34 dating back to July 6. The Yankees have most of their top hitters back in the lineup and have a strong pitching staff that is eighth in baseball in team ERA. The Red Sox have lost 11 of the last 17 overall and 11 of the last 16 versus an opponent from the American League. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 6-4

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