Yankees vs. Red Sox Odds, Betting System Pick: A Winning Angle for Thursday’s Rivalry Matchup (July 22)

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  • MLB's preeminent rivalry takes center stage as the Yankees and Red Sox meet on Thursday night at 7:10 p.m. ET.
  • New York trails division-leading Boston by seven games and plays the role of the underdog at +120 in the betting market.
  • However, as PJ Walsh explains below, wise bettors should actually turn their attention to the game total, which is lighting up one of our winning MLB PRO Betting Systems tonight.

Yankees vs. Red Sox Odds

Yankees Odds+120
Red Sox Odds-140
Over/Under9.5 (-115o/-105u)
Time7:10 p.m. ET
TVMLB Network

Baseball's biggest rivalry continues tonight when the New York Yankees visit the Boston Red Sox in the first of a four-game series.

With the calendar closing in on August and the Yankees sitting seven games back of the division-leading Red Sox, New York cannot squander the opportunity to make up ground in Boston.

According to the latest MLB odds, the betting market has the Red Sox as -140 favorites tonight against the Yankees.

However, data-driven bettors should instead focus on the Red Sox vs. Yankees over/under, which is pinging one of The Action Network's top MLB PRO Betting Systems.

Without further ado, let's dig into the details of this historically profitable angle to examine why it's been a consistent moneymaker through the years.

Yankees vs. Red Sox Pick

There are two types of wagers that recreational bettors simply can't stop betting:

  1. Favorites
  2. Overs

Casual gamblers overwhelmingly prefer for their action to be on a sport's best teams (favorites) and exciting, high-scoring affairs (overs).

This combination is the crux of our Contrarian Unders for Winning Teams MLB PRO Betting System.

The  strategy pinpoints games where the majority of bettors are piling on the over because both teams are perceived as "good," which we define as those with winning records.

Since the Red Sox and Yankees are both generally regarded as contenders, as well as two of the league's most popular teams, they both attract oodles of public money.

And what do we already know about recreational bettors? They love overs.

Seventy-seven percent of bettors, to be exact, have already hit the Red Sox vs. Yankees over, which makes tonight's under at Fenway a match for our Contrarian Unders system. That PRO system has produced a 55% win rate over a robust 2,523-game sample dating back to 2005.

PRO Report Pick: Under 9.5 (-105)

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