The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will continue their American League Division Series on Monday. The series is tied 1-1 as the series now shifts to New York for games three and four. Home runs have been the big storyline in this season, and this trend should continue in hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium. Luis Severino will start for the Yankees in game three, and the Red Sox are expected to counter with Rick Porcello.
Yankees vs. Red Sox Odds
The New York Yankees are big favorites to win game three and take a 2-1 series lead. The moneyline for this game is Yankees -170 and Boston Red Sox +150. The over/under for total runs scored is set at 8.5.
Spread: Yankees -170
Yankees vs. Red Sox Head to Head
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox met 19 times during the 2018 regular season. The Red Sox held a slim edge over the Yankees, winning ten of those 19 games. The Yankees were much better at home against the Red Sox, winning six of nine games played at Yankee Stadium.
Yankees vs. Red Sox Stats
The New York Yankees have already belted six home runs so far this postseason. Outfielder Aaron Judge leads the way with three home runs and has also recorded a whopping 17 total bases this postseason. Catcher Gary Sanchez belted a pair of home runs in the Yankees 6-2 win over the Red Sox in game two of the series.
Designated hitter J.D. Martinez has been the best hitter for the Red Sox so far this postseason. Martinez has recorded three hits in eight at-bats, including a massive three-run homer in the series opener. American League MVP candidate Mookie Betts is just 1-7 so far against the New York Yankees.
Yankees vs. Red Sox News
The New York Yankees are hoping to get center fielder Aaron Hicks back in the lineup for game three of the season. Hicks missed the Yankees win in game two on Saturday due to a suspected hamstring injury, but an MRI revealed that there was no strain. If Hicks is still unable to play, veteran Brett Gardner will once again be in the Yankees lineup in centerfield.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora still hasn’t decided if Rick Porcello or Nathan Eovaldi will take the mound for this game. Porcello was supposed to start in game three but was needed out of the bullpen in game one. David Price struggled on the mound in game two but could be available out of the bullpen on Monday night for game three.
Yankees vs. Red Sox Predictions
The Yankees have now stolen home field advantage from the Boston Red Sox and will look to stay hot in game three. Boston needs to get off to a quick start on offense in this game, but it will be hard against Luis Severino. Look for the Yankees to continue to hit the ball out of the park in this game, and take a 2-1 series lead. Bet the New York Yankees -170 over the Red Sox in game three.