Red Sox vs. Yankees Tuesday Prediction

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees, 5/8/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will open a new series in the Bronx starting Tuesday and with both teams playing exceptional ball at the moment, the next few days should be compelling. Will Game 1 turn into a shootout?

Game Snapshot & Odds

911 Boston Red Sox (+170) at New York Yankees (-200); 8.5 runs

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium

TV: BOS (NESN); NYY (YES)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Yankees as a -200 favorite. As of this writing, 63% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Yankees to beat the Red Sox 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.

Red Sox' Pomeranz earns first win of 2018

Drew Pomeranz was tagged for eight hits and three runs over six innings Wednesday in the Red Sox’s win over Kansas City. Pomeranz fanned three and walked two over his 89 pitches. The left-hander struggled early, giving up one run in the first and another two in the third. He was lights out after that, however, blanking KC while allowing just four hits over his final four innings. Pomeranz has seen a dip in velocity since coming back from a strained flexor tendon but his curve ball is still biting. He’ll make his next start Tuesday in the Bronx against the red-hot Yankees.

Yankees' Severino strikes out 10 in complete-game shutout

Luis Severino struck out 10 and tossed a complete-game shutout against the Astros on Wednesday. He sprinkled five hits and one walk across nine innings of dominance to improve his record to 5-1 on the season. He has a stellar 2.11 ERA and 0.85 WHIP with 52 strikeouts in 47 innings. There is no longer any doubt that Severino is one of the most elite starting pitchers in the game. He draws a tough matchup against the Red Sox at home on Tuesday.

MLB Betting Trends

Boston

The Red Sox are 5-1 in Pomeranz's last six starts versus the Yankees but are just 4-10 in their last 14 games in New York.

New York

The Yankees are 21-5 in Severino's last 26 starts, are 17-5 in his last 22 home outings and are 47-22 in their last 69 games overall dating back to last season.

Prediction:

The over is 5-1-1 in Pomeranz's last seven starts versus the Yankees and is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings between these two teams. The over is also 16-7 in Severino's last 23 starts overall, is 19-7-1 in his last 26 starts coming off five days of rest and is 8-3 in Pomeranz's last 11 road starts.

 

The Pick: Red Sox/Yankees over 8.5

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