Yankees vs. Red Sox Prediction
The New York Yankees and the host Boston Red Sox will resume their four-game series tonight on Sunday Night Baseball. Will favored New York send its rivals to a second straight loss?
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Fenway Park at 8:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are a -119 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Red Sox are a +109 underdog, while the total is set at 11 runs. As of Sunday morning, 70 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Happ, Encarnacion guide Yanks to win
New York secured a 5-1 victory Saturday at Boston to improve to 93-50 overall and 40-28 on the road. J.A. Happ picked up the win on the mound as he threw 6 1/3 innings of shutout baseball with two hits allowed, seven strikeouts and one walk. Edwin Encarnacion led the offensive effort as he went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Gary Sanchez was 1-for-2 with a double. two walks, two runs scored and two RBIs. D.J. LeMahieu ended the game 1-for-4 with a walk plus a run. Masahiro Tanaka gets the start tonight for New York as he enters with a 10-8 record, 4.42 ERA and 1.23 WHIP plus 133 strikeouts over 163 innings pitched.
Martinez prevents shutout
J.D. Martinez hit a two-out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday, but all it did was prevent the shutout as Boston lost 5-1 at home to rival New York. It was the only hit in four at-bats for Martinez. Mookie Betts ended the contest 1-for-3 plus a walk. Marco Hernandez had a single in his only at-bat as a pinch-hitter. Ryan Weber took the loss in relief as he surrendered two earned runs on two hits with one strikeout and no walks in one-third of an inning. Rick Porcello will start tonight for Boston as he comes in with a 12-11 record, 5.63 ERA and 1.44 WHIP plus 122 strikeouts over 153 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees are 5-1 in their last six road games. New York is 12-3 in the last 15 Tanaka starts.
The Red Sox are 6-1 in their last seven games versus a right-handed starter. Boston is 4-1 in its last five games versus the AL East.
These same two starting pitchers locked up against each other earlier this season in London when the game was 6-6 after one inning and ended as a 17-13 New York win. While that kind of offensive showcase isn't expected here, there should be some runs put on the board. Tanaka has had major problems with the Red Sox and I'm going to bank on that continuing. Porcello is capable of keeping the ball in the yard and if he can get into some sort of a groove, he should get run support to carry him and the bullpen. I'm taking the home dogs here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX +119