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Red Sox vs. Yankees - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (13-9) at Boston Red Sox (12-10)

MLB Baseball: Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)

C Sabathia (0-4) (5.96) vs. J Masterson (2-0) (5.16)

The Line: Boston Red Sox -131 / New York Yankees +121 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: NESN, YES

The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees face off on Friday at Fenway Park for game one of their MLB AL East series.

The Boston Red Sox looked to be off to a solid start but as of late their play has been mediocre. The Red Sox are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 6-4 at home, and they are a game behind the Yankees in the American League East standings. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .245 with Pablo Sandoval hitting .312, Hanley Ramirez hitting .293, and Dustin Pedroia hitting .291. The Red Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 5.04 with the starters at 5.75 and the bullpen at 4.03. For game one against the Yankees the Red Sox stat Justin Masterson who has allowed 21 hits and 13 earned runs while striking out 20 over 22.2 innings for a 2-0 record and a 5.16.

Red Sox vs. Yankees - 5/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Yankees have been playing solid baseball as they lead the American League East. The Yankees are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 6-6 at home, and they are coming off of a loss to Tampa Bay in their last game. As a team the Yankees are hitting .240 with Jacoby Ellsbury hitting .321, Brett Gardner hitting .311, and Brian McCann hitting .266. The Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 3.23 with the starters at 4.19 and the bullpen at 1.75. For game one in Boston the Yankees start C.C. Sabathia who has allowed 31 hits and 17 earned runs while striking out 22 over 25.2 innings for a 0-4 record and a 5.96 ERA.

Boston is 7-0 in game one of a series, 1-5 following a win, and 8-1 in Masterson’s last nine home starts. New York is 6-1 in their last seven road games, 4-1 in game one of a series, and 4-10 in Sabathia’s last 14 road starts. New York is 4-1 in their last five games in Boston.

Neither of these pitchers have been at the top of their game this season but I like the way the Yankees are playing and I see them getting the win.

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New York Yankees +110

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