Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Monday, August 3rd, 2015. At 7:05 PM EST.
The (47-59) Boston Red Sox of the American League East Division will take the trip to the “BiG APPLE”. For the first of a three-game series. Boston will take on the (59-45) New York Yankees also of the AL East in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx section of New York, New York. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Boston Red Sox are fading fast after being the preseason favorites in the Division. The New York Yankees, on the other hand, are soaring. New York looks like they are getting ready for the 2015 postseason. The opening betting line has Boston as a +180 Road Underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is eight and a half runs for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Boston Red Sox have won three of their last four baseball games. The Red Sox are last in the AL East, thirteen games out of first-place. Boston is 20-13 on the road in 2015. Boston is 19-29 vs. The Division.
*Shortstop Xander Bogaerts leads the “BOSOX” at the plate with a .319 batting average and has one hundred and twenty-three hits.
*Designated Hitter David Ortiz leads the batting lineup with twenty home runs with fifty-nine RBI S.
*The Boston offense has a .394 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Clay Buchholz leads the rotation with a 3.26 earned run average. With one hundred and seven strikeouts.
*Boston pitchers have a 4.53 ERA.
*Boston return to “THE BAY STATE” for a homestand August 14th, hosting Seattle.
*Notable injury: Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia is on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain.
*Boston is 1-8 their last nine MLB games as a betting odds underdog.
*The betting odds over the total are 7-1 Boston last eight on grass.
*The Boston Red Sox are 5-5 their last ten Baseball Betting Picks overall, going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under the betting odds total three times.
*The Boston Red Sox will have the Left Handed Henry Owens. Who is (0-0) with a 0.00 earned run average on the pitchers mound for game one? The Hunting Beach, California native is seeing his first action of the season.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Boston Red Sox at +3,300 to win the 2015 MLB American League Title.
The 2015 New York Yankees have won two of three MLB contests. The Yankees are on top in the AL East, five and a half games in front of second-place Toronto. The Yankees are 30-17 at home this season. New York is 24-17 vs. Divisional opponents.
*Left Fielder Brett Gardner is the team leader at the plate with a .288 batting average. With one hundred and seven hits.
*First Baseman Mark Teixeira has a betting lineup best twenty-nine homers and seventy-four runs batted in.
*Starting Pitcher Michael Pineda leads the rotation with a 3.97 ERA and has one hundred and seventeen strikeouts.
*Relief Pitcher, Andrew Miller, has a staff high twenty-three saves.
*Notable injury: Starting Pitcher Pineda is on the 15-day disabled list with tightness in his elbow.
*The “BRONX BOMBERS” start a road trip on August 11th in Cleveland.
*The Yankees are 21-7 their last twenty at home.
*The betting odds over the total are 8-2 their last ten as a favorite.
*The New York Yankees are 6-4 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total eight times and staying under the betting odds total twice.
*The Right, Handed Masahiro Tanaka, who is (7-4) with a 3.80 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’2″ 205 pound Itami native pitched six innings, giving up nine hits and four runs. His last outing on July 29th, a 5-2 loss at Texas.
*The New York Yankees are +500 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
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