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Yankees Seek Two-Game Sweep vs rival Red Sox

The New York Yankees look for back-to-back wins for the second time this season as they collide with the Boston Red Sox in the conclusion of their two-game series at Yankee Stadium. Boston has continued its horrible start to the season, falling last night to New York 8-0 as the Yankees picked up just their second win in their last seven contests. Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) and J.A. Happ (NYY) get the ball with the Yanks opening as a -118 favorite and the BoSox coming back at -102. The total opened at 9 runs.

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Standout Stats

  • For the third time this season, the Red Sox are entering a game coming off consecutive losses and they are 6-12 SU and 3-15 ATS this year. Meanwhile, the Yankees haven’t been much better as they look to earn their second winning streak of the season. They are 7-9 SU and 8-8 ATS overall.
  • New York and Boston went UNDER their total of 8.5 last night as the Yankees claimed the victory with an 8-0 score. On the season, the Yanks have split the total over their 16 games with eight going UNDER and eight going OVER, while the Red Sox have gone OVER in 10 of their 18 contests in 2019.
  • Making his fourth trip to the mound for the Yankees this year is J.A. Happ looking to find any kind of success. The lefty has been roughed up for 12 runs on 19 hits (four home runs) in just 12.1 innings this season. Most recently, the Illinois native was tagged for six runs on nine hits in just four innings in a 9-6 loss to Baltimore. The Red Sox have a combined batting average of .210 in 276 at-bats vs Happ and only Steve Pearce has had repeated success, going 11-for-32 with six home runs and 16 RBIs.
  • Countering for the Red Sox is Nathan Eovaldi, who also has been hit around in the early stages of 2019. Boston has won all three games the 29-year-old has started, but it hasn’t been easy as he has allowed 14 runs on 18 hits (six homers) and 10 walks over 15 innings. The Yankees lineup has had 113 combined at-bats vs Eovaldi with a .230 batting average.
  • The Red Sox rank in the middle of the pack in the majors with a .244 batting average vs southpaw pitchers, but were restricted to just two hits over eight innings against James Paxton last night and are 2-4 vs left-handed starters in 2019. Meanwhile, the Yankees are 6-7 against right-handed starters and they sit third in MLB with a .267 average vs RHP.

My Best Bet for Boston vs New York

OVER 9

Back to the well again. I was on the OVER 8.5 yesterday but Boston failed to put a run on the board and the hook knocked me out in an 8-0 game. I expect the Red Sox to manufacture some sort of offense against struggling lefty J.A. Happ, while the Yankees have been hitting well off RHP and Nathan Eovaldi has been pretty awful to begin the season. I expect a high-scoring contest.

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