Best Bets For The Yankees Vs. Red Sox 2021 Wild Card Matchup

  • The New York Yankees -140 are road favorites against the Boston Red Sox +117 in the AL Wild Card game.
  • Pitcher Gerrit Cole is receiving +110 odds to record OVER 7.5 strikeouts.
  • Boston’s third baseman, Rafael Devers, is receiving +430 odd to hit a home run during the game.

BOSTON – The New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park and as road favorites, look to advance to the American League Divisional Series (ALDS).

Yankees Favored To Move On To ALDS -140

The Boston Red Sox won the season series 10-9. However, the New York Yankees have played significantly better against their divisional rival as of late, winning nine out of their last 12 meetings and each of the last six matchups. Plus, the Yankees ended the season having won nine out of their last 12 games overall.

Betting The Total 8.0 (-110)

The Boston Red Sox were led by their batting that averaged 5.12 runs per game, good for fourth-best in the MLB. While the New York Yankees lineup struggled for most of this season, scoring only 4.39 runs per game, the offense picked up in the second half of the season, where they were able to score 4.67 runs on average.

The OVER 8.0 runs -110 looks to cover in a game featuring two thriving lineups.

Pitcher Gerrit Cole To Have OVER 7.5 Strikeouts +110

Gerrit Cole has been the Yankees’ best starting pitcher all season. He has a 33.5 strikeout percentage and a 3.12 expected ERA. While Cole has a high strikeout total set with online sportsbooks, he has 12.1 K/9 on the year and has recorded eight or more strikeouts in 15 out of 30 starts this season.

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In his last postseason, Cole recorded eight or more strikeouts in all three of his playoff starts. If everything goes according to the numbers drawn up, the OVER on Cole’s 7.5 strikeouts +110 would be the way to go.

Third Baseman Rafael Devers’ Anytime Homerun +430

Rafael Devers has been the best power hitter in the Boston Red Sox lineup this season with a team-leading 38 home runs and a .538 SLG. In addition, against Gerrit Cole, Devers has hit 3 home runs in his 23 plate appearances, the most of any batter in the Boston lineup. Devers could hit a homerun +430 in this game and provide a great MLB payout in the process.

The first pitch is set to be thrown at 8:08 p.m. EST and can be viewed on the ESPN Network.