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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox - 8/3/19 MLB Game 2 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
Date & Time Saturday August 3, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, New York
The Line
The Line: Boston Red Sox +118 / New York Yankees -134 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
YES, NESN
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The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees meet Saturday in game two of a MLB doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.

The Boston Red Sox need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Red Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox have won eight of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 142 hits and 84 RBI while Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts have combined for 257 hits and 141 RBI. Brian Johnson gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 6.43 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Johnson is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Yankees have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 132 hits and 71 RBI while Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit have combined for 204 hits and 114 RBI. The New York Yankees didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

The Red Sox are 17-5 in their last 22 road games, 63-21 in their last 84 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Yankees are 7-1 in their last 8 second games of a double-header, 9-3 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series and 40-17 in their last 57 Saturday games. The Red Sox are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in New York and the over is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 10-1 in Yankees last 11 overall. The over is 22-7 in Red Sox last 29 overall.

It's always tough to predict the second game of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game, but the New York Yankees looked sharp Friday night, and they have to view this as a chance to bury the Red Sox and all but wrap up the division. Anderson also hasn't pitched in over a month due to an intestinal issue and facing this Yankees lineup isn't what you want when trying to knock off the rust. I'll side with the New York Yankees.

Pick:
New York Yankees -134

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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