Betting baseball expectations could not be higher for the Boston Red Sox as they entered the 2011 season as the top baseball wagering favorite to win the World Series instead of the Yankees.
The Boston Red Sox will host the New York Yankees from Fenway Park on Sunday night with an ESPN telecast set to start at 8 PM ET. Open your Sports Gambling account now for action on the side and total for one of the great rivalries in all of sports between the two leading favorites in the American League pennant race and two hated historic rivals.
The probable starting pitchers for this outstanding Sunday Night Baseball matchup are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Josh Beckett for the Red Sox.
The Yankees began the season with 2 wins in 3 games against Detroit as their offense looked to be in prime condition. Mark Teixeira has the reputation for slow starts but he busted out of the gate with the MLB betting odds by hammering 3 home runs to begin the season. Russell Martin, Alex Rodriguez, and Nick Swisher joined Teixeira in hitting over .400 to begin the season.
The Yankees have won 5 of their last 7 games against Boston with Sabathia as the starting pitcher. The left hand ace is the anchor of New York’s questionable staff.
Boston dropped their first 3 games with the baseball lines at Texas to start the season off. Their pitching was hammered for a 9.75 earned run average to begin the season.
Beckett is a right hander that has had mixed results against the Yankees as of late with Boston going 6-5 in his last 11 starts versus the Bronx Bombers.
Heading into this series the Red Sox had beaten the Yankees win 5 of the last 7 games between the teams as the series went over the total in 5 of the last 6 matchups.
At Fenway Park in Boston the Red Sox had won 12 of the previous 19 games with the Bronx Bombers but New York did take 3 of their last 4 games in Beantown. The two teams went over the total in 11 of their last 12 betting baseball matchups at Boston.