Red Sox vs. Yankees Sunday Prediction
Winners of four straight, the Yankees will attempt to sweep the Red Sox tonight on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball when the rivals square off at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will the over cash for bettors when David Price meets J.A. Happ in the pitching matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
973 Boston Red Sox (-105) at 974 New York Yankees (-115); 10.5 runs
Sunday, August 4, 2019
7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 59% of the betting tickets are on the Yankees to beat the Red Sox on the moneyline.
Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin
Red Sox manager Alex Cora confirmed Saturday that David Price will return from the paternity list to start against the Yankees on Sunday. Price has been in a bit of a funk lately, posting a 6.52 ERA over his last four starts, but he has won his only start against the Yankees this season. The Red Sox will need him to come up big on Sunday as they have lost each of their last seven games and have fallen 13 1/2 games behind the Yankees in the American League East and 5 1/2 games behind the Rays for the final Wild Card berth.
New York Yankees Fantasy Spin
Edwin Encarnacion said Saturday that he hopes to return to the Yankees' lineup in 3-to-5 weeks. Encarnacion was diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his right wrist after being hit by a pitch during the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Red Sox. That timeline may seem a bit optimistic, but it's encouraging to see that Encarnacion is so eager to return. What will be important to watch, is how the wrist injury impacts his power stroke upon his eventual return.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are now winless in their last seven games, which includes four straight losses away from Fenway Park.
The Yankees are 63-29 in their last 92 games overall, are 39-12 in their last 51 home games and are 4-0 in their last four games versus a left-handed starter.
The over has cashed in eight of the previous 10 meetings between these two teams and despite the combined score falling 1 run shy of the total last night, I see the over cashing tonight. The over is a perfect 5-0 in Price’s last five road starts versus the Yankees and is 4-1-1 in his last six outings versus New York overall. The over is also 23-9 in Boston’s last 32 games, is 11-3 in New York’s last 14 games and is 5-2 in the Yankees’ last seven divisional matchups.
The Pick: Red Sox/Yankees OVER 10.5