MLB Picks: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Sports bettors will find that the Yankees are plus-101 home underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at nine in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this American League East matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.
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Boston Red Sox
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The Boston Red Sox have won six of their last seven games, including a 9-8 extra-innings victory over the New York Yankees Thursday.
Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront is 3-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 11 career games against the Bronx Bombers.
New York Yankees
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The New York Yankees are now nine games behind the Boston Red Sox in the division standings, as they've dropped eight of 13 meetings in the season series.
Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte has compiled a 3-1 record and 2.95 ERA over his last seven outings.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total, as the OVER is 5-0 in Andy Pettitte's five career starts with umpire Joe West behind home plate.
MLB Pick: Over Nine Runs
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