Stephen Nover Free Saturday Play

On August 19, 2017, in Free Picks, MLB, by Stephen

Red Sox minus 1 1/2 minus $1.20 run line hosting Yankees

I want to get behind Chris Sale and a hot Red Sox squad that has won 14 of their last 17 games. Laying 1 1/2 runs on the run line is the way to do it without laying monster juice.

Sale is the likely AL Cy Young Award winner. The southpaw has held five of his last six opponents to one or no runs. He has a 1.19 ERA in three starts versus the Yankees this season. Believe it or not, Sale’s career ERA against the Yankees is even lower. It’s 1.18 in 13 appearances, including 10 starts.

The Yankees don’t hit lefties nearly as well as righies.

During Sale’s past 16 victories, 15 of them have been by more than one run.

CC Sabathia didn’t look good before going on the DL with knee trouble giving up 12 runs in his last 13 1/3 innings. I’m not expecting much from Sabathia in his first start since going on the DL following an Aug. 8 start.


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