The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will meet for game one of their series on Friday. All odds and updated trends for this game can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Yankees look at this point to be a lock for the postseason and have the best record in the American League. They lead their division by 5.5 games and are led as always by their captain Derek Jeter who’s hitting .320. The Yankees will start Phil Hughes tonight who has dropped his last two starts. Hughes is pitching to a 4.44 ERA in 135 innings of work.
The Red Sox are a team on the decline to say the least as their organization crumbles around them. They are 12.5 games in back in the AL East and will look to play spoiler this weekend. The Red Sox will start Franklin Morales who has made his way back into the rotation after spending a stint in the bullpen.
New York is 15-7 in their last 22 games against a team with a losing record, 41-19 in their last 60 games as a home favorite, and 37-14 in Hughes’ last 51 home starts. Boston is 5-15 in their last 20 game one of a series, 1-4 in their last five games as an underdog, and 4-11 in their last 15 games as a road underdog. Boston is 12-4 in their last 16 games in New York.
We think Hughes is hot and cold and is on one of his cold streaks right now and I look for the Yankees to get to Morales. Give us the over for total runs scored in this game but first read a sports book review.