|MLB Red Sox vs. Yankees Picks & Predictions for Sunday, August 19|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Sunday, 19 August 2012 14:00|
Red Sox vs. Yankees MLB Free Pick
NEW YORK, NY (ATS Consultants) –This is the final game of a three-game series. Boston defeated the Yankees 4-1 on Saturday, while the Yankees won the opener. Josh Beckett takes the mound for Boston, while Hiroki Kuroda goes to the hill for the Yankees. The opening pitch starts at 8:05pmET from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Yankees as a -155 favorite over the Red Sox. The total is 9 in most books. Boston comes in with a 59-62 overall record and is 59-57 Over, while the Yankees are 71-49 overall and are 51-66 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Yankees opened as a -160 favorite and moved down to -155 at most books. The total started at 9 and remained there at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 83% of public bettors favor the Yankees. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the Yankees. According to latest MLB trends, Boston is 2-5 in their last 7 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5, 4-12 in their last 16 games as a road underdog, 1-7 in their last 8 games as a road underdog of +110 to +150, 0-5 in their last 5 games with the total set at 9.0-10 and are 2-9 in Beckett's last 11 starts. Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 overall, 28-11 in their last 39 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30, 6-0 in Kuroda's last 6 starts with 4 days of rest and are 8-2 in Kurodas last 10 starts. This is a battle of one pitcher on the way up and another on the way down. Kuroda is not a young pitcher by any means at 37, but he's a new pitcher in the American League. In his last three starts, he has a 1.66 ERA. In his last start against Boston, he gave up just 2 runs in 8 IP, though the Red Sox won 3-2. Beckett has a 10.38 ERA in his last three starts. In his last start against the Yankees on July 6, Beckett was torched for 6 runs in 5 innings. This just isn't his year.
SUNDAY MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK YANKEES –155