Red Sox vs. Yankees Prediction
The New York Yankees evened their series against the rival Boston Red Sox two nights ago with a road victory. Now back at home, will New York win again tonight to grab the lead in the series and pull within one win of taking the series?
913 Boston Red Sox at 914 New York Yankees
Monday, October 8, 2018
Yankee Stadium at 7:40PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Yankees are a -178 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Red Sox are a +168 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Monday morning, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on host New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Sanchez homers twice as Yanks roll
Aaron Judge finished 2-for-4 with a first-inning solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in Saturday night's 6-2 win at Boston. Aaron Sanchez finished 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs. Gleyber Torres finished 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Brett Gardner walked twice in four plate appearances. Masahiro Tanaka picked up the win as he allowed one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts and one walk over five innings.
Bogaerts homers in defeat
Xander Bogaerts finished 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Game 2 to help lead the Red Sox offense. Mitch Moreland was 1-for-3 and scored a run. Ian Kinsler finished 1-for-4 with an RBI double. Jackie Bradley Jr. ended the contest 1-for-3. David Price suffered the loss as he surrendered three earned runs on three hits with two strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings.
Nathan Eovaldi (6-7, 3.81 ERA) will start today for Boston, while New York counters with Luis Severino (19-8, 3.39).
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 8-1 in their last nine Monday games. The over is 6-1-1 in the last eight Boston games overall.
The over is 8-1 in the last nine Yankees games overall. New York is 8-3 in its last 11 home games versus the Red Sox.
Severino has looked sharp again over his last few starts including in the AL Wild Card Game. I'd expect him to be strong again tonight before turning it over to one of the best pullpens in baseball. Expect run support as Eovaldi is inconsistent and will likely struggle in the home run haven of Yankee Stadium. Go with the hosts on the run line as this could be another rout.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK YANKEES RL +115