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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees - 4/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Yankees (5-6) at Boston Red Sox (9-1)
Date & Time Thursday April 12, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Boston Red Sox -115 / New York Yankees +105 --- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
NESN, YES
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The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox meet Thursday in MLB action at Fenway Park.

The New York Yankees look for another victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Yankees have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Yankees are 6-2 this season when scoring more than three runs. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 16 hits and eight RBI while Didi Gregorius and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 26 hits and 22 RBI. Sonny Gray gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Gray is 1-4 with a 4.93 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Boston Red Sox look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season. The Red Sox have scored 29 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Boston Red Sox have won eight of their last nine games when scoring at least one run. Mookie Betts leads the Red Sox with 17 hits and seven RBI while Hanley Ramirez and Xander Bogaerts have combined for 29 hits and 21 RBI. Rick Porcello gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 8-8 with a 3.27 ERA and 89 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 2-7 in their last 9 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League East and 2-6 in Grays last 8 road starts. The Red Sox are 7-0 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, Red Sox are 4-10 in their last 14 Thursday games and 5-1 in Porcellos last 6 starts. The Yankees are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.

Porcello has won five straight regular season games and has been highly impressive in his first two games. The New York Yankees have struggled with consistency out of the gate and may have some key guys suspended for this game after the constant brawls last night. The Yankees are also hitting just .239 against Porcello in 184 at bats with 37 strikeouts. I'm going to back the consistant team at home with the better pitcher and the cheap price in the Boston Red Sox. 

Pick:
Boston Red Sox -115

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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