Yankees vs. Red Sox - 5/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (17-11) at New York Yankees (9-17)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
R Porcello (5-0) (2.76) vs. M Pineda (1-3) (6.33)
The Line: New York Yankees -115 / Boston Red Sox +105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees begin a three-game series Friday at Yankee Stadium.
The Boston Red Sox look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Red Sox have scored 12 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Boston Red Sox continue to swing a hot bat and have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Dustin Pedroia leads Boston with 39 hits, Mookie Betts has 17 RBI and David Ortiz has six home runs. Rick Porcello gets the nod, and he’s 5-0 with a 2.76 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 6-4 with a 3.33 ERA and 54 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees could use a win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Yankees struggles continue to be on the offensive end as New York has scored three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The New York Yankees are coming off a shutout loss to Baltimore and have lost six straight when scoring three or less runs. Starlin Castro leads New York with 29 hits, Mark Teixeira has 11 RBI and Carlos Beltran has four home runs. Michael Pineda takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 6.33 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Pineda is 4-4 with a 4.71 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 1 of a series and 5-0 in Porcellos last 5 starts. The Yankees are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Pinedas last 4 starts. The Red Sox are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
We're getting a pitcher who is 5-0 and a hot team for plus money. The Yankees have given us no reason to back them as the offense continues to be quiet. The value is on the Red Sox, so that's going to be my pick for this game.