New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 4/13/14
Boston Red Sox (5-6) at New York Yankees (5-6)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Felix Doubront (L) (1-1) (9.000) vs. Ivan Nova (R) (1-1) (8.672)
The Line: New York Yankees -115 / Boston Red Sox +105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will wrap up a four-game series on Sunday after the Yankees took a 2-1 series lead with a 7-4 victory.
The Red Sox have now lost six of their last nine games and are getting very little help from their pitching staff during these losses. The Red Sox have allowed six or more runs in four of their seven losses this season, including a combined 13 runs in their first three games against the Yankees. Felix Doubront will get the start for the Red Sox and hopes to turnaround a season that has him 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA in two starts. Doubront is 3-2 with an ERA of 4.17 in eight career starts against the Yankees.
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The Yankees are now 3-3 at home this season and their offense finally showed signs of life, hitting five homeruns in Saturday’s victory. The Yankees starting pitching, however, could improve a bit as it was the second straight game New York’s starter allowed four runs. Ivan Nova will get the nod on Sunday, and he’s 1-1 on the season with an 8.68 ERA. Nova has always been an inconsistent pitcher and he hasn’t been any better against the Red Sox, racking up a 2-3 record and a 5.50 ERA in seven career starts.
The Red Sox are 9-1 in Doubront's last 10 Sunday starts and 6-0 in Doubront's last 6 road starts. The Yankees are 36-15 in Nova's last 51 starts as a favorite and 1-4 in Nova's last 5 starts vs. American League East. The Red Sox are 5-2 in Doubront's last 7 starts vs. Yankees.
I like the value we're getting with the Red Sox in this matchup. These series has been up and down throughout, and it's hard to trust the Yankees lineup early in the year. Not to mention Doubront has been solid against the Yankees as of late, and Nova has gotten off to a rocky start this season.
Take the Red Sox and the plus money.