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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

After Saturday’s game was postponed, the New York Yankees (39-31) and Boston Red Sox (35-35) will square off in a split doubleheader. The night game will start at 7:10 pm ET from the historic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

In the first game of the series, on Friday, the Red Sox handled the Yankees with relative ease, 15-5. In the win, Justin Turner hit two home runs and drove in six. Masataka Yoshida also had a great game going four for four with three runs batted in.

The Red Sox are the favorites to win the evening game. They are -136 to win, while the Yankees’ moneyline sits at +116. The runline features New York +1.5 (-182), and the over/under for total runs is nine.

Yankees Trying To Break Out Of Tough Stretch

Having lost six of their last ten games, the Yankees are definitely in a tough stretch. In a loaded AL East, they are third in the division, ten games back of the Tampa Bay Rays. They will try to break out of it by taking the finale Sunday night.

On the mound for the Yankees for the second game will be righty Luis Severino. In five games this season, he is 0-1 with a 6.48 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and he has struck out 22 in 25 innings. In his last three starts, Severino has given up 16 runs over 13.2 innings.

Offensively, the Yankees rank 11th in the majors in scoring. They are averaging 4.56 runs overall and 4.75 on the road.

With Aaron Judge still on the injured list with a toe injury, Anthony Rizzo currently leads the offensive charge. In 245 at bats, he is hitting .265/.342/.437 with 11 home runs, 35 runs batted in, and 34 runs scored.

Red Sox Trying To Move Above .500

Entering Sunday, the Red Sox are 35-35, good for last in the AL East. Currently, 14 games back of the first place, the Red Sox will look to secure a series win over their longtime rivals, the Yankees.

The 24-year-old Brayan Bello will take the ball for Boston in the primetime matchup. In 10 games, he is 3-4 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, and he has 49 strikeouts in 52.1 innings. Bello took a no-decision in his last start, also against the Yankees, after giving up just two earned runs over seven innings.

Boston’s offense ranks sixth overall in scoring, averaging 5.04 runs per game (5.92 at home). They are led by third baseman Rafael Devers, who is hitting .243/.299/.502 with a team-leading 17 home runs, and 56 runs batted in.

Also, keep an eye on Alex Verdugo in this one. Against the Yankees’ Severino, he is two for two with a home run.

Take The Red Sox To Win Straight Up

When these two matchup, you can usually throw any trends out of the window, as it is always an exciting game. That is only heightened by the fact it is a Sunday night primetime matchup.

While the Yankees have the better record, it is hard to ignore Luis Severino’s recent struggles, along with how well Brayan Bello has done as of late.

It wouldn’t be shocking if the Yankees covered the +1.5 runline (-182), but the most value is probably in taking Boston to win this one outright (-136) playing at home.

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