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Red Sox vs. Yankees Baseball Betting Match Odds, Analysis & Picks (August 18, 2021)

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Information

New York boasts the largest payroll in the American League.  That and their historic success make them a consistent MLB betting odds favorite.  Above all, the Yankees are the ultimate MLB name brand.  With that comes an expensive price tag.  Accordingly, for most games, New York is priced above where it should be.  That helps explain why the Yankees are in the red this season, even with a winning record.  Counter to that is a Red Sox team that had the lowest possible expectations for 2021.  Boston surprisingly led the American League East for most of 2021.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Time: 7:05 p.m. ET
Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
TV Coverage: ESPN

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Red Sox +1½ ( -175 ) 10½ ( -115 ) +102
Yankees -1½ ( +155 ) 10½ ( -115 ) -112
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Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees CashBet Wagering Analysis

Starting with their name-brand status, the Yankees generate a majority of the best sportsbook online handle in the American League.  Causal fans gravitate to the Bronx Bombers.  New York’s winning tradition and star-studded roster feed into the comfort zone of the masses.  From this point, the Yankees will continue to draw betting activity for the stretch run of the pennant race.

Sharps will be giving the Red Sox a hard look for this game.  Wise Guys love to get a good road team at a reasonable price.  Correlate that against the Yankees, the Red Sox will get the best possible away club price.  Smart money responds to that situation.  More emphatically, Boston matches ability and price to make for an attractive value.  Of major concern is the massive Yankees injury list.

Yankees Keep Digging Out of the Ditch

The Yankees beat the betting on baseball odds in seven of their last ten games.  Four of their last five tilts went over the total.  As a result, New York is 64-52 straight up, 54-62 vs. the run line, and 49-64-3 under the total.  At Yankee Stadium, the Yankees are 32-25 straight up, 22-35 vs. the run line, and 24-30-3 under the total.  MLB metrics show New York 20th for run production and 8th for earned run average.  And then the Yankees rank 6th for bullpen ERA.

Andrey Heaney is the probable Yankees starter.  Thus far, Heaney is 7-8 with a 5.45 earned run average and 1.321 WHIP.  New York split Heaney’s most recent two starts.

Red Sox Try and Outlast Marathon Season

Late on, Boston paid in four of their last seven games.  The Red Sox went over the total in four of their most recent six games.  Now, Boston is 68-51 straight up, 60-57 vs. the run line, and 50-62-5 under the total.  On the road, the Red Sox are 32-27 straight up, 33-25 vs. the run line, and 23-32-3 under the total.  MLB metrics show Boston 5th for run production and 16th for earned run average.  Additionally, MLB bullpen rankings show the Red Sox 13th for earned run average.

Nick Pivetta is the probable Boston starter for MLB betting lines.  So far, Pivetta is 9-5 with a 4.20 earned run average and 1.247 WHIP.  However, Boston lost two of his most recent three starts.

Third baseman Rafael Devers is powering the Red Sox lineup.  To illustrate, Devers has 75 runs, 31 doubles, 29 home runs, 89 runs batted in, a .569 slugging percentage, and 0.929 OPS. In comparison, designated hitter JD Martinez has 75 runs, 32 doubles, 22 home runs, 76 runs batted in, and a .539 slugging percentage.

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Against the Spread

Overall, Boston is 11-3 in their last 13 baseball betting matchups with the Yankees.  The Red Sox and Yankees went under in eight of their previous ten games.

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Red Sox combine ability and price for good MLB gambling value.  As mentioned earlier, Boston dominates the Yankees.

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