We have Red Sox vs Yankees tips for the key American League East game, where the winner will have bragging rights for the rest of the 19-game series.
It certainly hasn’t been a good start to the 2019 MLB season for both the Red Sox and Yankees – both teams coming into this game with a six-win record.
Boston and New York were expected to run deep into the MLB Playoffs and it is only early days, but there are signs of concern for the two powerhouse teams.
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Boston Red Sox Form
It has been a strange season for the Boston Red Sox, which sit at 6-11 after 17 games, and the problems have largely stemmed with their starting pitching.
Chris Sale is 0-3 and tossing up very average stuff to start this season. In this game against the Yankees, the Red Sox send up Nathan Eovaldi, who has pitched less than stellar so far in 2019.
Eovaldi has pitched 15 innings for 18 hits, 10 walks and six home runs. He has yet to record a win or loss and his era isn’t attractive at 8.40.
Boston hasn’t had the best of luck with injuries either, with key hitter Andrew Benintendi placed on the day-to-day list and he’s joined by second baseman Brock Holt.
Boston has played 11 of their 17 games away from Fenway Park this season and that could contribute to their poor record, but the onus should be on the players to perform better.
J.D. Martinez is showing his class by hitting .344 and Mitch Moreland has 12 RBI’s and five home runs recorded. They will need to continue to hit well while the other plays for the Red Sox find their best stuff.
New York Yankees Form
Injuries have also been a struggle for the Yankees, as it is with most years. Currently on the disabled list are the likes of Aaron Hicks, Troy Tulowitzki, Greg Bird and Jacoby Ellsbury.
They might not be the biggest names in the Yankees lineup but the lack of depth available hurts them towards the end of games.
Yankees have lost four of their last five games, with the only win being a 4-0 win over the Chicago White Sox.
As a team they’re only batting with an average of .252 and they have scored only 73 runs, despite hitting 26 home runs. That means there’s not enough people on base when they’re hitting the long ball.
Catcher Gary Sanchez has six of those home runs and he’s having a good start to the season.
Yankees send J.A Happ to the mound and they’re looking for some improvement from the young starter. He is 0-2 on the season after pitching 12.1 innings for 19 hits, five walks and four home runs.
The Yankees aren’t hitting well when he’s on the mount and he could use some runs on the board to help him out.
Red Sox vs Yankees Betting Trends
- Red Sox are 4-0 in Eovaldi’s last 4 road starts.
- Red Sox are 2-7 in their last nine road games.
- Yankees are 2-8 in their last 10 Wednesday games.
- Yankees are 1-4 in Happ’s last 5 home starts.
Red Sox vs Yankees Game Prediction
The baseball bookmakers have installed the Yankees as the –118 favorites and we’re not surprised by that line, but there’s value with the visiting Red Sox.
Boston hasn’t gotten off to a good start this season and that has been a disappointment for fans and bettors alike, but they’re due to start playing into form soon.
We like their starting pitcher more so than the Yankees’ and that could make the difference.
It’s always an intriguing game; Red Sox vs Yankees and we’re excited to kick off the 19-game regular season series.
Tip: Red Sox SU (+108)