2008 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 27, 2008
Boston at New York
Wednesday 08/27 07:05 PM Eastern
2 units on New York -118 (moneyline) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
Boston is trying to put the nail in the coffin of their hated rivals. But we think New York pride steps up tonight. Six games back of the Sox, New York simply must win here to keep reasonable hopes alive. The Yankees hit rock bottom last night with A-Rod going 0-for-5 and losing 7-3. That's why we like them here. They face a losing pitcher in Paul Byrd who hasn't looked good since being acquired from the Indians. Despite last night's seven-run performance, the Red Sox average just 4.6 runs per game on the road this season, on their way to a losing record. They are 24-31 on the road against RHP and really should be a bigger dog here. We'll take the Yankees at the short price in the must-win.