Red Sox at Yankees 8/13/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
MLB: 8:05 PM EST
Aug. 13, 2017
Latest Odds : BOS -180 Total 8
It's amazing how often over the last several years the series between Boston and New York have been important in the American League playoff race. This series is especially crucial for the Yankees, who are trying to chase down the red-hot Red Sox.
Boston lost the first game of the series in a devastating way. The Red Sox will have their ace in the hole ready on Sunday though, as Chris Sale (14-4, 2.57 ERA) takes the mound for the visitors. Sale has been phenomenal in his first season in Boston, and is a near lock for Cy Young. His .88 WHIP is the best mark of his career.
Andrew Benintendi is once again looking like a player who will blossom into a star for the Red Sox. He struggled in the middle part of the year, but started well and is poised to end well. In August, he has 13 hits in 26 at-bats.
Jordan Montgomery (7-6, 4.05 ERA) will attempt to out-duel Sale on Sunday. Montgomery started a game against Boston earlier in the season and allowed three earned runs in just four innings of work. The lefty has been much tougher on left-handed hitters this season.
Flying under the radar, Didi Gregorius has provided a steady bat for New York in the best offensive season of his career. He has 16 hits in his last 10 games and is now well above a .300 batting average at .310. His best previous average was the .276 he put up last year.
Recent Betting Trends:
Red Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
Under is 5-0 in Red Sox last 5 Sunday games.
Under is 3-0-1 in Yankees last 4 during game 3 of a series.
Free Betting Pick: NY Yankees +170
These two rivals split first two games of this series and think Sunday nights game is much closer game than the odds would suggest. Red Sox obviously have the starting pitching edge with ace Chris Sale on the mound but Yankees starter Montgomery has been very good in two of his last three starts. Grab the underdog, Final Score Prediction, NY Yankees win 3-2.