Welcome to USA Best Bet for an exciting Sunday Night of MLB Baseball betting: The showdown Red Sox vs. Yankees is this week’s Sunday Night Baseball matchup. It promises to be a treat for all baseball fans. As the game of the week, it always brings excitement, but tonight’s game is even more special as it showcases the historic rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Taking the mound for their respective MLB teams are Brayan Bello and Clarke Schmidt and our experts have all the best bets, picks and parlays.
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#1 MLB Picks: Gleyber Torres: 2+ Bases (+110)
The Yankees are in need of an offensive spark plug with Aaron Judge on the injured list and Anthony Rizzo struggling to find his form. Rizzo’s recent slump, going 1 for his last 27, has placed the offensive responsibilities on the shoulders of Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres. However, Stanton hasn’t been performing at his best since returning from injury, leaving the spotlight on Torres, the leadoff hitter.
Fortunately for the Yankees, Torres delivered in the last game, going 2-for-4 with a home run and a single. Following his solid performance, Torres is now 4 for his last 9 with 2 home runs. It’s highly likely that he will be leading New York’s lineup again, providing him with at least 4 at-bats.
I’m not just choosing Torres based on his recent hot streak but also because he has a favorable matchup against Brayan Bello. Torres has a strong track record against Bello, going 3-for-5 in their previous encounters. This success can be attributed to Bello’s reliance on a sinker as his primary pitch, a pitch that Torres has thrived against this season. He leads the Yankees in Run Value against sinkers, boasting a .333 batting average and a .363 xBA. With the potential for extra-base hits or a couple of singles, I’m backing Torres to achieve 2 or more bases in this game.
#2 MLB Picks: Brayan Bello: 5+ Strikeouts (-205)
Bello has accomplished the feat of recording 5 or more strikeouts in 7 of his 9 starts this season. The only times he fell short of this mark were when he didn’t complete 5.0 innings. As long as Bello reaches the 5.0-inning mark, he should have no trouble securing at least 5 punchouts.
Facing a Yankees offense that has struggled against Red Sox starting pitching in this series, with both Garrett Whitlock and Tanner Houck recording 6 strikeouts in their starts, Bello has a favorable opportunity. New York’s strikeout rate has reached 24.1% in the last 30 days, ranking as the 10th highest in baseball. Considering the Yankees’ struggles to fight back when down in the count during this series, it’s not asking for too much from Bello to achieve 5 strikeouts. I have confidence that if he goes at least 5 innings, he’ll reach the 5-strikeout mark.
#3 MLB Picks: Under 8.5 (-110)
The final leg of this parlay contradicts the first leg, but it also increases the payout. Given the recent performances of both offenses, the under seems like an excellent choice. In 5 of New York’s last 6 games and 6 of Boston’s last 8, the total has stayed under due to the offenses struggling to find consistency.
Over the past 7 days, the Red Sox have hit
.228, while the Yankees have batted .209. Neither offense has been exceptionally strong recently. The series has been defined by strong pitching performances, with no starter going less than 6.0 innings. This has kept both bullpens fresh and ready to go.
Additionally, it’s essential to consider the context of this game. It’s Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, featuring one of the biggest rivalries in sports. The winner of this game will claim the series victory, making it a crucial match for both Aaron Boone and Alex Cora. They will be eager to secure the win, especially knowing that these teams will face off again next weekend at Fenway Park. Considering the trend of this series, I anticipate this game will also stay below the total.