Last Updated Jul 18, 2022, 06:05 PM

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The Yankees head into Saturday after an extra-innings loss at the hands of their bitter rival. New York is firmly in first place in the American League East by 12 games, but this division is going to be one hell of a grind the rest of the year. The Yankees were up 14.5 games just a week ago, but the Red Sox have been able to close the gap. The win by the Red Sox on Friday was their third in a row vs the Yankees.

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This matchup will feature Nick Pivetta and Jameson Taillon. As hot as the Yankees have been all season, they have cooled off the last couple weeks. They will have Taillon on the bump for Saturday night, and he comes in with a 9-2 record. He carries a 4.01 ERA, and in his last start, gave up six earned runs against these Red Sox. Even worse for the right hander, he has given up five earned runs in three of his last four starts.

Taillon has also struggled with eating a lot of innings in his starts this season, only pitching past the sixth inning in three of his appearances. The Yankees offense has flexed its offensive muscle when Taillon takes the hill, going 13-4 in his starts on the year. The Yankees bullpen, which also was a strength for much of the first half, has taken a regressive turn for the worst. Both the Reds and the Red Sox have been able to put up runs in the backend of games.

While Taillon has been struggling, Pivetta has not been sharp either. Pivetta was just rocked by the Yankees in his last start, giving up six earned runs in just 3.1 innings played. In his last two starts (nine innings), he's totaled 16 allowed hits and 13 earned runs. Pivetta has struggled in his two starts against the Yankees this season, giving up 10 earned runs off 12 hits.

With all this talk about runs being scored, the total might be good to use that risk-free bet that BetMGM is offering. BetMGM has this total set to 8.5, with the over garnering a slightly higher listed price of -115. The under is priced at -105. Both teams have trended towards the over recently with the Yankees 7-1 to the over in the last eight and the Red Sox 6-2. The last four meetings between the Sox and the Bronx Bombers have gone over the total.

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Written by Reno Jonny, our US sports betting industry expert. Check him out on Twitter @Reno_Jonny.

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