New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Betting Preview/Player Prop
26 September 2021
American League East rivals meet up on Sunday Night Baseball to wrap up a weekend series at Fenway Park in Boston. The New York Yankees have taken the first two games in Boston against the Red Sox, and they are looking to complete the sweep.
New York has now won five straight games to get back into a Wild Card position in the American League. It has been an up and down season for the Yankees in 2021, but they appear to be getting hot at the right time.
Boston also comes into this game with an overall record of 88-67, and they, too hold a Wild Card spot in the American League. The Red Sox had been playing well of late, but they have not been very competitive in this series up to this point.
The Boston Red Sox are the betting favorites at -121 on the moneyline for this matchup.
Yankees Using the Long Ball
The Yankees are hitting just .238 as a team this season, and putting together a bunch of hits continues to be a challenge. New York can still score runs, though, as they have plenty of thunder in that lineup.
Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 36 home runs and a .295 batting average, but he is finally starting to get some help. Giancarlo Stanton has been red-hot of late, and he now leads the Yankees with 91 RBIs.
It will be Jordan Montgomery set to make this start for New York on Sunday night. Montgomery has gone 6-6 with a 3.55 ERA this season, and he will need to pitch well to complete the sweep.
Red Sox Need Offense
Boston has managed to score just six total runs in this series, and that isn’t enough offense to get the job done. Injuries and COVID-19 have affected the Boston lineup, but they need some of their regular hitters to step up.
The Red Sox will have one of their best pitchers on the mound Sunday night, and that could help them salvage a game in this series. Eduardo Rodriguez has gone 11-8 with a 4.97 ERA this season, and he will attempt to cool off a red-hot Yankees lineup.
Yankees Complete Series Sweep
New York has been able to hit some timely home runs so far in this series, and that trend should continue on Sunday night. This offense is hard to slow down when they are swinging it well, and they are taking advantage of the Red Sox pitching staff.
Boston is going to find more offense in this game, and this should be the most competitive game of the series. The Red Sox just don’t have enough offense to beat their rivals, and getting swept at home is not going to please the fans.
This will be the most competitive game of the series, but the overall result will be the same. Bet the New York Yankees moneyline as they are able to get just enough offense to win on Sunday night and complete the sweep.
DJ LeMahieu (-420) To Record A Hit
LeMahieu has been battling an injury to his hip and groin area that finally forced Aaron Boone to sit the third baseman for yesterday’s game.
It’s been part of a frustrating season for LeMahieu after signing a six-year $90 million deal. After leading the AL in hitting during the Covid-shortened 2020 season, LeMahieu has been hitting just .268 this year, which is his lowest average since 2014.
But he has been more consistent down the stretch and had gone 10-for-37 in his last nine games prior to missing yesterday's game. And as a reminder of how valuable LeMahieu still is, his replacements – Rougned Odor and Tyler Wade – went a combined 0-for-4 with two Ks last night.
With the Yankees needing every game right now in the wild card chase, we’ll bank on LeMahieu (-420) being back in the lineup tonight and picking up a hit.
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