Yankees vs. Red Sox Saturday Prediction
The Boston Red Sox have owned their four-game series against the New York Yankees thus far, cashing in both games heading into Saturday's matinee at 4:05 p.m. ET. Is the betting total for Game 3 set too high?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 4, 2018
4:05 p.m. ET, Fenway Park
TV: NYY (YES); BOS (NESN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Red Sox as a -150 favorite. As of this writing, 66% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Yankees on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Yankees' Adams to make major league debut vs. Red Sox
Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees plan to call up Chance Adams to make his major league debut Saturday in Boston. It's not the setting the Yanks envisioned for Adams' debut, but they didn't really have a choice. Adams holds a disappointing 4.50 ERA at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, but he's struck out over a batter per inning and went 7 1/3 scoreless frames in his last start. The soon-to-be 24-year-old remains an intriguing arm over the long haul, but this should just be a spot start.
Red Sox' Eovaldi pitches seven scoreless innings in Boston debut
Nathan Eovaldi held the Twins to just four hits across seven shutout innings in his Red Sox debut Sunday as Boston won 3-0. Eovaldi was hammered for eight runs in a start against the Twins earlier this month when he was still with the Rays, but he got revenge in this one. Eddie Rosario hit a one-out double in the top of the first inning and that was the only time the Twins reached second base against Eovaldi. The hard-throwing right-hander struck out five, didn't issue a single walk and needed just 86 pitches to cruise through his seven frames. Eovaldi will get his first taste of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry from the other side when he takes on his former team next weekend.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees are 1-5 in their last six games in Boston following last night's loss.
The Red Sox are 39-13 in their last 52 games when playing the third game of a series.
The under is 4-1-1 in the Yankees' last six road games versus a right-handed starter, is 4-1 in their lat five games coming off a loss, and is 26-11-3 in their last 40 games overall versus a right-handed starter. The under is also 14-2 in the Red Sox' last 16 home games versus a right-handed starter, is 4-1 in their last five games overall and 19-7-1 in their last 27 games at Fenway Park. Finally, the under is 6-1-1 in Phil Cuzzi's last eight games behind home plate.
The Pick: Yankees/Red Sox under 10