- The New York Yankees have -215 odds to defeat the Boston Red Sox for the third consecutive game.
- The Red Sox lost the first game of the series 5-1 and lost the second game with final score of 5-2.
- The run-line for the Yankees vs. Red Sox game is set at -1.5 in favor of the Yankees.
NEW YORK – Baseball bettors will be treated to a Sunday night spectacle as one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports is on display: The New York Yankees vs. the Boston Red Sox.
However, this has been a lopsided rivalry as of late and it is apparent when looking at Sunday’s MLB betting odds.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox moneyline odds
- New York Yankees -215
- Bost Red Sox +185
The series began on Friday when the Yankees cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Red Sox. The Yankees followed it up on Saturday having won 5-2 behind a grand slam hit by Gio Urshela.
GIO URSHELA: THE MOST HAPPY FELLA pic.twitter.com/zvTxDo9xzI
— Bronx Bomber Ball (@BronxBomberBall) August 1, 2020
All signs point to another Yankees victory for this matchup. The Yankees won five straight games and five straight times against the Red Sox alone. As a matter of fact, the Yankees have won 10 out of the last 11 times playing against the Red Sox.
But not all hope is lost for Red Sox fans. Boston will be coming out with Austin Brice to pitch first. While maybe not the savior Red Sox fans are in need of, Brice did pitch a scoreless inning in his last time at Yankee Stadium.
The Red Sox are more so looking to their bullpen to pull through in this matchup which is possible given who the Yankees are starting at pitcher.
The Yankees will take the field with left-handed pitcher James Paxton to start on the mound. Paxton allowed three runs and five hits when the Yankees lost 9-2 against the Nationals last week. But, these factors are harder to base any real bets off of.
What fans of either side should be looking at is the Over/Under set for this match. Online sportsbooks currently have it at 10 with the Over at -115 odds while the Under has -105 odds.
The Under is 6-1-1 in the Red Sox last 8 games overall. Given how the last two matchups have resulted, an Under here is the safer bet.
When it comes to the run line, the Yankees are favored by 1.5 and carry -120 odds on the spread. The Red Sox have even odds for this bet type. The Yankees are 5-2 against the run line this season while the Red Sox are only 3-6.
While the run line doesn’t have the most profitable odds, it still beats the Yankees moneyline odds and could net bettors a higher return for betting on the home team.
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