Red Sox vs. Yankees Thursday Pick
The Boston Red Sox probably thought they had the red-hot New York Yankees on the ropes several times on Wednesday night, only to lose late. Will the Yankees win their ninth consecutive game on Thursday night when these rivals meet again at 7:05 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 10, 2018
7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium
TV: BOS (NESN); NYY (WPIX)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Yankees as a -133 favorite. As of this writing, 62% 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' Rodriguez had his ups and downs vs. Rangers
Eduardo Rodriguez had some good and some bad Saturday, striking out 10 but allowing five runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Rangers. Rodriguez gave up just four hits and walked two, but three of the hits -- two mammoth shots by Joey Gallo, and a wall-scraper by Delino DeShields Jr. -- left the yard, inflating his run total. Still, it was a generally encouraging turn after he lasted just four innings his last time out. The southpaw owns a 5.29 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 39/13 K/BB ratio over 32 1/3 innings this year, and he'll look to improve on those numbers tonight.
Yankees' Sabathia fires six scoreless innings vs. Indians
CC Sabathia fired six scoreless frames in a no-decision against the Indians on Friday. The bullpen blew the lead late, but Sabathia was very sharp, allowing just three hits while walking none and striking out seven. The veteran southpaw threw 61 out of 92 pitches for strikes. He’s now sporting a sterling 1.39 ERA and 23/5 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings across his first six starts. Sabathia might not be the pitcher he once was, but he has found his groove as a steady cog in New York’s rotation.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 0-4 in their last four games in the Bronx and are 2-5 in their last seven games versus the Yankees overall.
The Yankees are 40-13 in their last 53 home games, are 49-22 in their last 71 games overall, and are 19-7 in their last 26 games coming off a win.
The Yankees are a perfect 5-0 in Sabathia's last five starts versus the Red Sox and are 5-1 in his last six home outings when facing Boston. The Yankees are also 4-0 in Sabathia's last four starts overall, are 17-4 in his last 21 home outings and have won 15 of his last 20 starts when he faces the rest of the American League East. Why not keeping backing the Yankees?
The Pick: New York Yankees -133