A result of the lockout was the delay of Opening Day to April 7th. As such, the divisional rival of the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees open with a three-game series. Through the first two games, the Yankees are 2-0 while the Red Sox are 0-2. The final game of the series will be on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET as part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast.
All odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Red Sox vs. Yankees, 7:00 p.m. ET
Run Line: Yankees -1.5
Moneyline odds: Boston +120, New York -140
Moneyline pick: Red Sox +120
Boston’s lineup has been cold at the top to start the season. They have dealt with some tough starters and have struggled against the Yankees' bullpen. New York burned six relievers on Saturday and with it being early in the season, the pressure is going to be on Sunday’s starter Jordan Montgomery to go deep in the game with a low pitch count. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been his M.O. Montgomery has a big curveball, but the right-handed heavy lineup for the Red Sox will play perfectly into it.
Boston needs to wake up its bats so look for Xander Bogaerts, J.D. Martinez and Trevor Story to step up in this game.
Player Prop: Xander Bogaerts O1.5 total bases (+150)
Bogaerts owned Jordan Montgomery in his career. The Red Sox SS is 12-for-26 with 10 singles and a pair of doubles off the Yankees lefty. Bogaerts has started the season 3-for-8 and already has four total bases in two games. The line on Bogaerts to go over 0.5 hits is -200 and we’re essentially banking on a multi-hit game. So think of this like Bogaerts O1.5 hits at +150, which feels like a pretty good bet considering the actual hits line at -200.
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