Yankees vs. Red Sox Tuesday Prediction
One of the best rivalries in baseball will be renewed on Tuesday night at Fenway Park when the New York Yankees visit the Boston Red Sox. While the Bronx Bombers are off to an inconsistent start to 2018, the BoSox are one of the hottest teams in the American League.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Fenway Park
TV: YES (NYY); NESN (BOS)
(Odds courtesy of online sportsbooks YouWager)
Public Betting Trends
As of this writing, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Yankees on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Giancarlo Stanton Struggling Mightily for New York Yankees
Slugger Giancarlo Stanton is doing anything but slugging for his new team. He went 0-for-7 with five strikeouts in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday in extra innings. He has now struck out 20 times in his first 10 games with the Bombers, with his average plummeting to .167. While nobody should be panicking yet, Stanton is hearing plenty of boos in New York.
Meanwhile, Aaron Judge had two hits and walked twice while striking out twice in that same extra-innings loss to Baltimore on Sunday. He also scored a run and now has his OPS up to .938 on the season. He'll strike out plenty, but he's going to slug along the way.
The Yankees will send Luis Severino to the mound on Tuesday night. He allowed five hits and two runs over 7 1/3 stellar innings for the Yankees last Wednesday in a 7-2 win over the Rays. He finished with seven strikeouts and only one walk.
Boston Red Sox to be without shortstop Xander Bogaerts
The Red Sox placed shortstop Xander Bogaerts on the 10-day disabled list with a small fracture in the talus bone of his left ankle. The fracture is non-displaced and will not require surgery, but the shortstop will miss at least 10-14 days. The tough part is that Bogaerts was off to an excellent start to the season, slashing .368/.400/.711.
Boston recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket to replace Bogaerts. He's not expected to hit much and is merely a defense-first shortstop that will hold his own in the field and do what he can at the dish.
The Red Sox will counter the Yankees' Severino with their ace, Chris Sale. He pitched five innings of one-run ball and struck out six on Tuesday against the Marlins.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 5-1 in the Yankees' last six trips to Boston and is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 5-2 in Severino's last seven starts against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 1-4 in Sale's last five starts versus the Yankees while the under is 4-1 in his last vie outings against the Bombers.
Despite Sale going for Boston, I see plenty of value in New York. First of all, the Red Sox are trying to protect Sale from suffering too much wear and tear on his arm throughout the season. Thus, they're likely to keep pulling him well before he's ready to come out of April starts in order to keep him fresh throughout. That's an advantage for Yankee bettors as long as Severino can keep New York in the game.
Speaking of which, the Yankees are 7-2 in Severino's last nine road starts and are 17-4 in his last 21 outings overall. They've won five in a row when Severino faces the rest of the American League East as well.
The Pick: New York Yankees +135