Yankees vs. Red Sox Predictions: Sale is the Smart Choice at Fenway Park

Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale

Kevin Stott

Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:44 PM GMT

The Red Sox and Yankees are as tight as two professional sports teams can be and their series continues today. With the Bronx Bombers winning Wednesday and Chris Sale going for the Carmines today, is backing the total and host for equal amounts a wise approach? Find out here

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

The Yankees (12-7) and RHP Masahiro Tanaka are in Fenway Park to face the Red Sox (11-9) and LHP Chris Sale on Thursday night in Game 2 of this AL East series from Boston. Sportsbooks have the Red Sox as -176 home favorites with the Bronx Bombers +159 underdogs and the total at 7½. The run line sees -1½. Game 1 on Tuesday night was postponed while on Wednesday, the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 3-1.

 

New York Yankees

The New York Yankees and Manager Joe Girardi have gotten off to a respectable start this 2017 season and heading into play Thursday. On the other side despite being just 4-6 on the road, the Bronx Bombers have the best run differential (+32) in MLB, outscoring opponents 95-63 as the pitching and defense have impressed. In the win Wednesday, NY had a starting lineup of: LF Gardner, 3B Headley, DH Holliday, CF Ellsbury, 2B Castro, RF Judge, 1B Bird, C Romine, SS Torreyes with Luis Severino getting the start for the Yankees and doing pretty darn well (7 IR, 3 H, 0 ER) in the biggest rivalry in baseball and maybe all of professional sports.

 

Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox and manager John Farrell haven’t really hit a groove yet this young season, and with Baltimore and these Yankees playing so well, the Carmines will have to avoid injuries and losing streaks and have tonight’s southpaw starter Chris Sale (0.91 ERA) prove his worth. On Wednesday, Boston had a starting lineup of: SS Bogaerts, LF Benintendi, CF Betts, 1B Moreland, DH Ramirez, CF Bradley, 3B Rutledge and 2B Hernandez with Rick Porcello getting the pill for the Red Sox. The first four batters in the Bosox lineup—Bogaerts (.321), Benintendi (.351), Betts (.318) and Moreland (.311) were all hitting over .300.

 

Boston Weather Forecast and Side, Total and Series Trends

TWC Forecast for Boston on Thursday night is currently calling for Cloudy skies with Occasional showers and a Low of 52° with SE Winds of 5-10 mph. Yankees starter threw a gem in his last start vs. the White Sox while former Pale Hose Sale has had at least 10 K’s the 3 of his 4 starts. Runs may be scarce here in Beantown.

The big trends here are New York is 37-18 L55 Thursday games, 5-0 L5 vs. AL East, 8-0 L8 vs. Teams with winning records and 5-1 L6 vs. RHP starter. The Under is 8-1 L9 Game 2’s of a Red Sox series and 9-2 L11 Boston Thursday dates. Head-to-head series trends show the Over is 3-1-1 L5 in Beantown, 4-1 L5 Tanaka road starts vs. the Bosox while the Yanks are just 1-4 L5 in Boston, Wednesday’s victory. With Sale looking so good, backing the home chalk and the Under are the MLB Picks here.

 

Predicted Final Score: Red Sox 4 Yankees 3Free MLB Picks: Red Sox -167 & Under 7½ Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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