Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/22/14
New York Yankees (11-8) at Boston Red Sox (9-10)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Masahiro Tanaka (R) (2-0) (2.045) vs. Jon Lester (L) (2-2) (2.172)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -116 / New York Yankees +106 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Network
The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees face off on Tuesday at Fenway Park for game one of their series.
The Boston Red Sox are the defending World Series Champions but right now that is good for last place in the AL East standings. The Red Sox are 4-6 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they trail the Yankees by 2.5 games in the American League East standings. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .234 with Dustin Pedroia hitting .275, Mile Napoli hitting .274, and David Ortiz hitting .257. The Boston pitching staff has an ERA of 3.70 with the starters at 4.53 and the bullpen at 2.20. For game one against the Yankees the Red Sox start Jon Lester who has won his last two starts. For the season Lester has allowed 26 hits and seven runs while striking out 29 over 29 innings for a 2-2 record and a 2.17 ERA.
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The New York Yankees are in first place in the AL East as they try and send out Derek Jeter a winner in his final year. The Yankees are 6-3 at home, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and are coming off of a win in their last outing. As a team the Yankees are hitting .265 with Jacoby Ellsbury hitting .338, Yangervis Solarte hitting .328, and Carlos Beltran hitting .288. As a team the Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 4.21 with the starters at 4.03 and the bullpen at 4.58. For game one in Boston the Yankees start Masahiro Tanaka who has won both of his decisions. For the season Tanaka has allowed 15 hits and five runs while striking out 28 over 2 innings for a 2-0 record and a 2.05 ERA.
Boston is 7-2 against a team with a winning record, 3-9 against a right-handed starter, and 5-2 in Lester’s last seven starts. New York is 5-0 in game one of a series, 6-2 in their last eight games, and 3-9 as an underdog. New York is 1-4 in their last five games in Boston.
The total is set at 7.5 but this looks like one of those rare games between these two where it stays under.
I also have a play on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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