Yankees at Red Sox - 8/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (56-55) at Boston Red Sox (60-49)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
Luis Severino (1-6) (6.02) vs. R Porcello (14-3) (3.46)
The Line: Boston Red Sox / New York Yankees --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The New York Yankees look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Yankees have allowd 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The New York Yankees have an ERA of 4.26 and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Didi Gregorius leads New York with 108 hits, Starlin Castro has 46 RBI and Brian McCann has 15 home runs. Luis Severino gets the nod, and he’s 1-6 with a 6.02 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. Severino is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Red Sox have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Boston Red Sox offense has been hit or miss recently, and they’ve split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Mookie Betts leads Boston with 146 hits, Xander Bogaerts has 68 RBI and Dustin Pedroia has 12 home runs. Rick Porcello takes the hill, and he’s 14-3 with a 3.46 ERA and 119 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 6-5 with a 3.38 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 3-12 in their last 15 games following an off day and 0-8 in Severinos last 8 starts. The Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 games following an off day and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The Yankees are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings.
The Red Sox don't lose often when Porcello is on the hill and they crush the ball at home. Things only get worse for the Yankees when you consider Severino has an ERA of six on the road and was tagged for four runs in 6.2 innings against Boston back in May. Red Sox roll here.