Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Betting Preview
Boston comes into this game with a slight lead in the AL East Division, and this is a major surprise. The Red Sox have gone 55-36 this season, but they did lose four of their last five games before the All-Star Break.
New York has gone 0-6 against the Red Sox this season, and that has really hurt their playoff chances. The Yankees are just 46-43 on the year, and they sit eight games out of first place in this very tough division.
The New York Yankees are the betting favorites at -130 on the money line for this game.
Red Sox Scoring Some Runs
The Boston Red Sox are one of the best offensive teams in baseball this season, putting up 464 runs already this season. The left side of the infield has a pair of All-Stars leading the way, and this team should keep scoring after the break.
Rafael Devers leads the team with 22 home runs and 72 RBIs this season, and he has been a big surprise. Xander Bogaerts is hitting an impressive .321 on the season and does a great job of setting the table.
Eduardo Rodriguez is expected to start on Thursday night, and he is looking to turn his season around. Rodriguez has gone just 6-5 with a 5.52 earned run average this season.
Yankees Getting Good Pitching
The Yankees are going to need another impressive second-half from the pitching staff if they are going to catch up to the Red Sox. New York has a team ERA of 3.79 this season, but the Yankees have not yet announced a starter for this game.
New York has not been as great on offense as they were expected to be, but that could always change. Injuries have played a factor, but the Yankees are also needing some players to simply hit better.
Aaron Judge leads the team with 21 home runs and 47 RBIs, but he just hasn’t gotten a ton of help. It takes runs to beat this Red Sox team, and playing at home should help out the Yankees on Thursday night.
Yankees Finally Beat Their Rival
Boston enjoyed a terrific first half of the season, but the Red Sox are going to be pushed over the next few months. Sweeping the Yankees a pair of times is great, but the Red Sox now know that the Yankees are looking for revenge.
New York has been a big disappointment so far this season, but there is still so much talent on this roster. Don’t be surprised to see the Yankees make a serious run at winning a division title this season.
The Yankees are finally going to be able to find a way to beat their rival, and it will be a great way to start off the second half of the season. Bet the New York Yankees -130 in this AL East rivalry game on Thursday night.
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