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BetMGM is offering a special promotion this week. New customers in AZ, CO, IN, IA, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV, or WY who bet $1 on NYY vs. Boston will get $100 in free bets added to their account.

Click the link, sign up for your new BetMGM account, deposit at least $10 via your preferred method and then place your first bet on NYY vs. Boston this Tuesday Night. You don’t need to win your bet to receive the bonus.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

Can you think of a better way to start the MLB playoffs than a matchup between the rival Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees?

The American League wild-card race came down to the wire, and the Red Sox and Yankees finished with identical 92-70 records — one game ahead of another AL East team, the Toronto Blue Jays.

There were some bumps along the way, but the Red Sox finished well over their preseason win total projection of just 80.5 games. When the season began, the Red Sox were considered relative longshots to make the playoffs at all. At BetMGM, Boston opened the season at +275 to reach the postseason and -375 to miss the postseason.

It came down to the last day of the regular season with the Red Sox facing the Washington Nationals on the road. Things looked dicey when the Nationals opened up a 5-1 lead in the fifth, but Boston rallied back and tied it at 5-5 in the seven. In the top of the ninth, Rafael Devers delivered a clutch two-run homer to put the Sox ahead and ultimately send his team to the playoffs.

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The Yankees, meanwhile, were at one point considered one of the season’s biggest disappointments. The Yankees were only three games above .500 (46-43) at the All-Star break. From there, they played .630 ball the rest of the way, including a 13-game winning streak during the month of August.

The Yanks locked up their wild-card spot by beating the Rays 1-0 on Sunday and now return to Fenway Park, where they are less than two weeks removed from a three-game sweep.

The stakes will be raised even higher this time around.

With Gerrit Cole on the mound, the Yankees are -125 favorites at BetMGM with the total set at eight runs. Cole enters the postseason with a 16-8 record and a 3.23 earned-run average. In four starts against Boston this season, Cole has gone 22 innings and allowed 12 earned runs. Cole hasn’t been sharp as of late, allowing 15 earned runs over his last three regular season outings.

The Red Sox will counter with Nathan Eovaldi, who is 11-9 with a 3.75 ERA. Eovaldi has started six times against the Yankees. The most recent did not go well. On Sept. 24, Eovaldi lasted just 2.2 innings while allowing seven earned runs, tied for the most he has allowed all year. Eovaldi went at least five innings in his other four starts against the Yankees, allowing just seven earned runs over those 23.2 innings.

The bets for Tuesday night's game are pretty split at BetMGM, with 58% on the Yankees and 42% on the Red Sox. However, there was one big bet on the Yankees — $100,000 at -125. That bettor would win $80,000.

With the total of eight runs, 66% of the bets and 74% of the money are on the over.

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