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Yankees vs. Red Sox - 8/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Red Sox (47-59) at New York Yankees (59-45)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

S Wright (4-4) (4.52) vs. Luis Severino (0-0) (0.00)

The Line: New York Yankees -170 / Boston Red Sox +160 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN, NESN, YES

The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees play game two Wednesday night.

The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Red Sox have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Red Sox have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 123 hits and 51 RBI while Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez have combined for 99 RBI. The Boston Red Sox have lost eight straight road games. Steven Wright gets the ball, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.53 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Wright is 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

Yankees vs. Red Sox - 8/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Yankees look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Yankees have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Chase Headley leads New York with 107 hits and 44 RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Didi Gregorius have combined for 94 RBI. The New York Yankees have won five straight home games. Luis Severino will make his major league debut with this matchup. Severino was 23-11 with a 2.30 ERA and 323 strikeouts in his minor league career.

The Red Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Wrights last 5 starts. The Yankees are 15-6 in their last 21 games as a favorite and 11-5 in their last 16 vs. a team with a losing record. The Red Sox are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings. 

Wright has allowed a combined 12 runs in his last three games. So, while I shy away from pitchers making their major league debut, the Yankees are tearing the cover off the ball and Wright has been very shaky. Give me NY in yet another home win. 

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New York Yankees -1.5

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