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Red Sox vs. Yankees odds, line: 2021 MLB picks, Sunday Night Baseball predictions for July 18 from top model

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a man in a baseball uniform throwing a ball: Sep 30, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Indians right fielder Franmil Reyes (32) reacts after scoring in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field. © Provided by CBS Sports

Sep 30, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Indians right fielder Franmil Reyes (32) reacts after scoring in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field.

The Boston Red Sox will look to win their third consecutive series over the New York Yankees when they meet in a key American League East Division showdown on Sunday Night Baseball. The Red Sox (56-37), who have won eight of nine over New York since the end of last season, are 4-1 at Yankee Stadium this year. The Yankees (47-44), who are 2-4 in their last six games at home, are 6-5 this month.

First pitch is set for 7:08 p.m. ET from Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees have hit 118 home runs this year, while the Red Sox have 117. New York is a -115 favorite on the money line in the latest Red Sox vs. Yankees odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total runs scored is 9.5. Before making any Yankees vs. Red Sox picks, make sure you check out the latest MLB picks and predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

This model, which simulates every pitch of every game 10,000 times, had a banner 2019 season, the league's last full schedule, returning more than $1,400 on its top-rated money-line and run-line MLB picks. In the first half of the 2021 season, it went 120-96 on top-rated MLB money-line picks, returning almost $400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has dialed in its Red Sox vs. Yankees picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the MLB odds and betting trends for Yankees vs. Red Sox:

  • Red Sox vs. Yankees money line: Boston +105, New York -115
  • Red Sox vs. Yankees run line: New York -1.5 
  • Red Sox vs. Yankees over-under: 9.5 runs 
  • BOS: The Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record 
  • NYY: The Yankees are 92-44 in their last 136 games as a home favorite 
Featured Game| New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

Why you should back the Red Sox

Outfielder J.D. Martinez is among Boston's batting leaders. He has hits in 10 of his last 13 games, including three multi-hit performances. In Friday's matchup against the Yankees, he was 1-for-4, including a solo home run. For the season, he is batting .296 with 19 homers, 63 RBIs and 61 runs scored. He has two doubles and two home runs against New York this year.

Third baseman Rafael Devers has also been tearing it up at the plate. Since a June 27 win over the Yankees, Devers has three three-hit games and one two-hit performance. In those four outings, Devers has three homers and 12 RBIs. For the season, Devers is batting .280 with 22 homers, 72 RBIs and 60 runs scored, with a .560 slugging percentage. He has also fared well against Yankees pitching in 2021, hitting .258 with a double, two homers and nine RBIs in eight games.

Why you should back the Yankees

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu has been solid at the plate of late, with hits in four of his last five games. In Saturday's rain-shortened 3-1 win over the Red Sox, LeMahieu was 1-for-3 with an RBI. For the season, he is batting .270 with seven homers, 36 RBIs and 47 runs scored. He has feasted on Boston pitching this year, going 11-for-31 (.355) with a homer and four RBI with a .452 slugging percentage. In 38 career games against the Red Sox, LeMahieu is batting .297 with six doubles, four homers and 27 RBIs.

Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has also been a clutch performer for the Yankees this season. He is hitting .263 with 15 homers, 42 RBIs and 30 runs scored with a .471 slugging percentage. In his last eight games, he has three two-hit performances, including a 2-for-4 effort with a homer and three RBIs in a win at Seattle on July 6. He has also hit Boston pitching well throughout his career. In 36 games vs. the Red Sox, he is batting .271 with eight doubles, one triple, six homers and 19 RBIs.

How to make Red Sox vs. Yankees picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over on the run total, as the simulations show the teams combining for 11.1 runs. The model also says one side of the Red Sox vs. Yankees money line has the value. You can only get that pick at SportsLine. 

So who wins Red Sox vs. Yankees? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Yankees vs. Red Sox money-line to jump on Sunday, all from the advanced model that has crushed its MLB picks in 2021


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