New York boasts the highest payroll in the American League. Accordingly, that has been the case for as long as anyone can remember. But the Yankees often play like a team operating on the cheap. Certainly, that has been the case this year. New York has been one of the worst values on the MLB betting odds board. As an iconic worldwide brand, the Yankees draw a lot of casual money. As the season’s second half begins, New York is picking up the pace. First-place Boston hosts the Bronx Bombers on Saturday afternoon.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Information
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox CashBet Wagering Analysis
On this occasion, the Yankees will get a rare sportsbook price break. Cause by playing on the road against the AL East Division leader. Gamblers have become increasingly wary of the Yankees. Too many expensive losses have a way of changing minds. However, the Red Sox have exceeded expectations to a degree that has bettors concerned. There is a sense that the roof is about to cave in on the upstart Red Sox.
Are Yankees Finally Making Their Move?
Late on, the Yankees have four wins in six games. Three of their previous seven games cleared the Betting on baseball total. Now, New York is 48-44 straight up, 38-54 vs. the run line, and 40-49-3 under the total. The Yankees are 23-21 straight up, 20-24 vs. the run line, and 20-24 under the number on the road. Correlate MLB rankings of 21st for run production and 10th for earned run average.
Namely, Deivi Garcia is the probable Yankees starter. Garcia is 0-2 with a 6.48 earned run average and WHIP of 1.440. New York lost both of his previous starts.
Aaron Judge is out due to a positive COVID test. In turn, his absence leaves a huge void in the lineup. Consider that Judge leads New York with 21 home runs and 47 runs batted in. Judge’s absence is another reason for the price break on the Yankees.
Of great concern has been the production drop of closer Aroldis Chapman. Chapman has dropped to 5-3 with a 4.41 ERA and 1.408 WHIP. Further, Chapman has three blown saves. But the Yankees did win his most recent two appearances.
Boston Tries to Outlast Poor Starting Pitching
There is some recent evidence with the MLB betting lines for those thinking a Red Sox collapse is inevitable. To show, Boston failed to pay in six of their previous eight games. Boston is 56-38 straight up, 50-44 vs. the run line, and 41-48-5 under the total. And then at home, the Red Sox are 28-19 straight up, 23-24 vs. the run line, and 23-22-2 over the total. MLB metrics show Boston 5th for run production and 14th for earned run average.
Martin Perez is the probable Red Sox starter. Accordingly, Perez is 7-6 with a 4.16 ERA and 1.477 WHIP. Boston was the winner in four of his most recent six starts.
Rafael Devers leads Boston with 23 home runs and 73 runs batted in. Thus far, Devers has a career-best .916 OPS and .563 slugging percentage.
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Against the Spread
Boston is 8-2 in their last ten games against the Yankees. While four of the most recent six in this series stayed under the baseball betting total. Boston is 4-2 at Fenway Park against New York. Further, The Yankees and Red Sox are 3-4 to the under at Fenway Park.
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox CashBet Free Pick
On the whole, this is a good time to take advantage of a rare Yankees MLB gambling price break. Boston’s value decline is another compelling reason.
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