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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Boston Red Sox (1-1) vs. New York Yankees (1-1)

MLB Baseball Monday October 8th, 2018 at 6:40 PM CT (Yankee Stadium)

Nathan Eovaldi (ERA 3.81) vs. Luis Severino (ERA 3.39)

Line and Odds: Boston Red Sox +1.5, New York Yankees -1.5, Over/Under 8.5

Free MLB Pick New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

Heading home, with Severino on the mound, the Yankees look to be in the driver’s seat of this series. Severino was great in the wild card game against the A’s, and looks to build of that performance here in game 3. This Yankee lineup has shown thus far they can compete with anyone and that they can hit home runs off of anyone. With one swing of the bat, everything can change in this star-studded Yankee lineup. Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez have both hit homers that are still in orbit somewhere.

The Red Sox have got to be worried about their bullpen, and also with Eovaldi, seeing as he has struggled on the road all year, and the pen has surrendered 5 earned runs in 10 innings of work so far this series. Boston is no slouch when it comes to runs, however. The Red Sox have a ton of guys in their lineup who can hit home runs and turn this into a shootout.

Cover The Spread 365 Betting Trends

Boston

Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 7 games

New York

NY Yankees is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games

NY Yankees is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Yankees’s last 9 games

I think the Yankees lineup just might be too much for the Red Sox, especially in Yankee Stadium, where they hit 144 of their home runs in the regular season. Their lineup is built specifically to hit homers in this ballpark, and they do a great job of it. If Severino gives them another great start, the Yankees can get out to and early lead and let their bullpen finish the job, as the Sox will be trying to catch up.

Pick: Red Sox  (+1.5)

Brandon Jackson
Brandon Jackson
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