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Yankees hope Anthony Rizzo can play big part in Red Sox series. Yankees vs Red Sox picks and odds

The New York Yankees (72-42) are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games against the Boston Red Sox (56-59) after beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Saturday. The Yankees will try to lock up their first series win of August on Sunday night by cashing in as a Yankees vs Red Sox prediction favorite in Boston.

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The Yankees vs Red Sox predictions and bets on this AL East rivalry game have been pretty even on both sides as the Yankees opened at -137 and has settled in at New York -140. Boston is a +117 home underdog and the total is set at nine runs. The OVER is 11-3 in New York's last 14 games against division rivals.

Starting Pitchers

Jameson Taillon pitched seven innings and allowed three hits and three earned runs in New York's 9-4 win over the Seattle Mariners last Monday night. Tailon improved to 11-2 on the season with the win and New York moved to 4-1 SU over his last five starts. The right-hander has a 3.95 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in 120.2 innings pitched this season.

Michael Wacha is set to return from the injured list on Sunday night after missing the last six weeks with a shoulder injury. Wacha has been limited to only 70.1 innings pitched due to injuries this season but has been effective in those innings with a 2.69 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP in his first season in Boston.

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New York Looking For Back-To-Back Wins For First Time In August

The Yankees snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 win on Saturday, breaking a 2-2 tie with a safety squeeze in the top of the ninth inning to put Scott Effross in position to close out the game in the bottom of the frame. New York was just 2-9 SU in the 11 games prior to Saturday's win.

Now the Yankees will try to win back-to-back games for the first time this month after having gone 0-3 SU in their last three games coming off of a win. The club is 2-6 SU through the first eight games of this current nine-game road trip and will return home for a nine-game homestand starting on Monday.

Boston's Offense Has Struggled With Trevor Story Out

Trevor Story was one of Boston's most productive hitters with 15 home runs and 58 RBI through 81 games when he hit the injured list with a bruised hand. The offense has struggled without him, most recently scoring only 3.75 runs per game over the team's last 12 games.

The Red Sox fell to 3-7 SU over their last 10 games and to 11-24 SU over their last 35 games with Saturday's loss. Bettors taking Boston as their Yankees vs Red Sox prediction will be hoping that the offense can step up in Sunday's series finale.

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Yankees: Keys To Victory

Jameson Taillon owns an impressive 2.78 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP in six career starts against the Red Sox. If Taillon's dominance over the Red Sox continues on Sunday, New York should have a great shot at picking up the win as a Yankees vs Red Sox prediction.

Red Sox: Keys To Victory

Michael Wacha has pitched well this season, but his innings will likely be limited in his return from the injured list. With that in mind, Boston will need its bullpen to help keep New York in check long enough for the Red Sox offense to grind out an upset win as a Yankees vs Red Sox pick.

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Shark Bites
  • New York is 2-8 SU in its last 10 road games.
  • Boston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games played in August.
  • The OVER is 7-2 in Boston's last 9 games vs New York.