Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees - 10/5/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (101-62) at Boston Red Sox (108-54)
MLB Baseball: Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:32 pm (Fenway Park)
J Happ (17-6) (3.65) vs. C Sale (12-4) (2.11)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -180 / New York Yankees +170 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees open their ALDS at the Boston Red Sox in Friday MLB.
The New York Yankees earned their spot in the ALDS with a 7-2 victory versus Oakland in the Wild Card. New York starter Luis Severino threw four scoreless frames with Dellin Betances picking up the win with two shutout innings while Zach Britton served up a two run bomb in the 8th.
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The Yankees totaled seven hits and four bases on balls with Giancarlo Stanton going deep and scoring twice while Aaron Judge homered and doubled with two RBI’s and two runs. The Yanks saw Luke Voit knock in a pair and score while Aaron Hicks drove in a run and scored.
Left hander JA Happ toes the rubber in game one of the ALDS at Boston. Happ has made 21 starts between Toronto and New York and has gone 17-6 with a 3.65 ERA.
The Boston Red Sox ended 2018 with the best record in baseball at 108-54 to win the American League East by eight games over second place New York.
The Red Sox offense was dominant with 5.41 runs scored on a .268 BA with both numbers being the best in baseball while the team posted 208 homers and 125 steals for a nice mix of speed and power. That support was more then enough for the pitching which was ranked #8 with a 3.76 ERA.
Ace Chris Sale gets the starting assignment against the visiting Yankees in their ALDS opener. Sale has made 27 starts and has gone 12-4 with a 0.86 WHIP and 2.11 ERA.
Over is 10-1 in NY Yankees last 11 games following a win and over is 7-1 in NY Yankees last 8 Friday games and New York Yankees are 9-2 in Happ’s last 11 starts. Over is 9-1-1 in Boston last 11 on grass and over is 9-1-1 in Boston last 11 overall and over is 6-2 in Boston last 8 Friday games. NY Yankees are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Boston.
I’m not sure what to expect from Sale so if I were to bet this I’d take a shot with the Yankees…