Bet Yankees -110 over Red Sox for MLB Picks

Jeff Grant

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:29 PM GMT

Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 12:29 PM GMT

The Red Sox dominated the regular-season series against the Yankees a season ago, but things may start out differently in their first meeting in 2014. Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this American League East matchup at Yankee Stadium.

Hit The Road
Boston hits the road for the second time this season after a 2-4 homestand, which culminated with a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers as -135 favorites Wednesday, while going UNDER the betting total for the third time in four affairs.

The Red Sox went 13-6 against the Yankees last year, which happened to be their most wins versus the Bronx Bombers in a single season series since 1973.

MLB handicappers will find that the club is 75-80 against division opponents the last two-plus seasons.

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Trouble On The Mound
New York allowed 19 runs in dropping its last two games versus the Baltimore Orioles, including a 5-4 defeat as -167 home favorites last night, while going OVER the betting total for the third time in four contests.

The Yankees are going to have a hard time closing out games in the next two weeks, considering relief pitcher David Robertson has already landed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury.

It’s a major blow due to all-time great Mariano Rivera retiring last year, which places all the pressure on Shawn Kelley, who was saddled with the loss Wednesday.

 

Buchholz
Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (0-0, 12.46 ERA) didn’t earn a decision in a 7-6 home loss to the Milwaukee Brewers last Saturday, as he surrendered six runs and 13 hits over 4.1 innings of work.

The right-hander has posted a 5.32 ERA in 12 career outings versus the Yankees—his second highest against any AL ball club.

In three efforts versus New York in 2013, Buchholz tallied a perfect 3-0 record and 0.50 ERA.

 

Pineda
Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda will make just his second trip to the mound during the regular season since Sept. 21, 2011, as he comes off a 4-0 road defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays last Saturday.

The right-hander is 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA in 10 career efforts versus AL East members, including an 0-1 mark and 14.54 ERA in one appearances against the Red Sox.

Red Sox vs. Yankees Series Coverage: MLB Picks & Predictions

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Yankees as one of their MLB picks, as they’ve gone 12-4 in their last 16 games as home favorites of -110 to -150.

MLB Pick: New York Yankees -110

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