Yankees vs Reds Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/4

Yankees vs Reds Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/4

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New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds: Game Preview

Date: July 4, 2024 | Time: 10:05 AM | Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY

Introduction

The New York Yankees face off against the Cincinnati Reds in a crucial series finale at Yankee Stadium. With the Reds having secured the first two games of the series, the Yankees are determined to avoid a sweep at home and shift the momentum.

 

New York Yankees Analysis

Hitting Performance

Led by Aaron Judge, the Yankees' offense boasts significant power, with Judge leading the team in home runs and RBIs. The team's overall batting average and slugging percentage highlight their capability to produce runs consistently.

Pitching Performance

Marcus Stroman, with a 3.29 ERA and a record of 7-3, is set to start. His solid performances have been crucial for the Yankees, especially at home where his control and ability to pitch deep into games have been valuable.

Recent Team Performances

Despite recent losses in the series against the Reds, the Yankees have shown resilience throughout the season, particularly in games following a loss, showcasing their ability to bounce back strongly.

 

Cincinnati Reds Analysis

Hitting Performance

The Reds, featuring key players like Elly De La Cruz and Jonathan India, have shown versatility in their lineup but have struggled with consistency, affecting their season record.

Pitching Performance

Frankie Montas, despite a challenging season with a 4.23 ERA, will take the mound. The Reds will need him to manage the potent Yankees lineup effectively to secure a series sweep.

Recent Team Performances

Coming off consecutive wins against the Yankees, the Reds have momentum, having outplayed the Yankees in close games thus far in the series.

 

Betting Trends

The Yankees are favored with a -175 line, reflecting confidence by oddsmakers in their ability to salvage the series. Historical trends also favor the Yankees bouncing back after consecutive losses.

 

Prediction

Considering the Yankees' strong resolve to not get swept at home and the pitching matchup favoring them with Stroman on the mound, the prediction leans towards a Yankees victory. Their powerful lineup is expected to come alive, especially against a struggling Montas.

Pick: New York Yankees ML.

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