New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox July 10 – MLB Pick

The MLB is set up with another strong slate of action throughout July 10. Fifteen games are up on the board throughout Sunday. One of these games will be between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a quick start in this one. This game will start at around 7:08 PM Eastern time on ESPN.

New York has earned a record of 61-24 throughout this season, which has them sitting in first place of the AL East. The Yankees are coming off a loss in their last game, but have gone 6-4 throughout their last 10 games. New York has a 15 game lead on the division. The Yankees will look for another big win on the road in this one.

The Red Sox have put up a record of 46-39 so far on the season, which has them in second place of the AL East. Boston won their last game, but have posted a 4-6 record in their last 10 matchups. The Red Sox are 15 games on the top spot and have a half game lead on the third seeded Tampa Bay Rays. Boston will look for the win at home to end this series.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Yankees have been strong as of late and will look to keep it going early in this one. Boston will look to build on their last win as they try to move up the standings on Sunday night. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
New York Yankees -1 ½ (+120) -130 Over 9 (-120)
Boston Red Sox +1 ½ (-140) +108 Under 9 (+100)
Team Data New York Yankees Boston Red Sox
Overall Record 61-24 46-39
Away/ Home Record 27-15 22-20
Batting Average .244 .260
Batting Average Away/ Home .253 .266
ERA 2.97 3.78
ERA Away/ Home 3.34 4.19

Betting Trends

New York Yankees

  • 5-3 in July games
  • 7-8 when playing on Sunday
  • 28-13 against divisional opponents
  • 42-15 in night games
  • 40-16 against right handed starters
  • 29-13 against team with a winning record

Boston Red Sox

  • 3-6 in July
  • 9-4 when playing on a Sunday
  • 10-20 against division rivals
  • 31-25 in night games
  • 31-33 against right handers
  • 16-16 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up six times throughout this season. The first three games were in New York to open up the season. The Yankees took the first two games, but Boston bounced back with a win in the third. New York also won the first two games of this set. The Red Sox walked off Saturday’s game to bounce back with the much needed win.

Offense

The Yankees have been strong hitting the ball throughout this season. New York has a batting average of .244, which is 14th in the league. The Yankees have put up a .327 OBP, which is 2nd in the MLB. New York has earned an OPS of .770, which is 1st in the league. The Yankees have hit .245 against right handers this season.

Boston has been solid at the plate on the season as well. The Red Sox have a .260 batting average, which is 1st in the MLB. Boston has earned an on base percentage of .324, which is 4th in the league. The Red Sox have posted a .738 OPS, which is 7th in the MLB this season. Boston has a BA of .257 against righties.

These two teams have both been strong at the plate throughout the season. New York has earned 31 hits and 23 runs throughout the first three games of this set. The Red Sox have posted 28 hits and 16 runs in those games. Boston will look for their offense to build off Saturday’s walk off win, while the Yankees will look to dominate again early.

Pitching Preview

Jameson Taillon will likely get the start on the mound for New York on Sunday night. Taillon has started in 16 games this season, going 9-2 in those matchups. He has posted an ERA of 3.63 and a 1.153 WHIP in his starts. Taillon’s last start was against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He gave up six hits and five runs through five and a third innings in the losing effort.

I expect Nick Pivetta to get the nod at pitcher for the Red Sox in this one. Pivetta has earned a record of 8-6 throughout his 17 starts on the season. He has put up a 3.68 ERA and a WHIP of 1.156 in his outings. Pivetta pitched five and two thirds innings in his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays. He gave up eight hits and seven runs in the loss.

These two pitchers have been strong on the season, but will look to bounce back after losing their last time on the mound. The Yankees have the edge in the bullpen in this one. New York’s relievers have a 2.68 ERA, which is 2nd in the league. Boston’s bullpen has a combined ERA of 3.69, which is 14th in the MLB. Both teams will look for pitching to lead them in this one.

Pick Overview

The Red Sox are coming off a huge win on Saturday night and will look to build on it in Sunday’s tilt. Boston will look to tie up the season series with a big win at home. The Red Sox can match up with New York at the plate and have similar starting pitching on the mound. If Boston can get an early lead in this one, I think they can get the win.

Bovada has the Yankees listed as a -130 against the money line in this one. This implies that New York will win this game around 56.5 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with Boston at home. The Red Sox will look to come out fast after a strong finish to Saturday’s game. As slight underdogs, I like the value on Boston in this one.

The Bet
Boston Red Sox
+108
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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