Last Updated Jul 08, 2022, 07:10 PM
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Picks, Predictions, Odds
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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Analysis
The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox play the second of a four-game series on Friday, July 8, 2022 at Fenway Park.
New York leads the American League East with a record of 60-23, despite yielding a 26-14 record on the road so far this season. Boston is currently positioned third in the American League East standings with records of 45-38 overall and 21-19 at home, putting the Red Sox 15 games back for the division lead.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Prediction
The Yankees enter this matchup atop the AL East standings, 15.0 games ahead the second-place Boston Red Sox. The Yankees went 1-1 SU in their most recent series with the Pittsburgh Pirates and have won seven of their last 10 games including game-one of this series. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole had a rough outing Thursday, allowing the Red Sox five runs in 6.0 innings of work. The offense saved the day with six runs scored on the day. New York has been having an incredible season and currently rank first in runs scored per game (5.14) and second in team ERA (2.93). The left-hander “Nasty” Nestor Cortes (7-3, 2.44 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Yankees Friday.
Boston is currently second in the AL East standings, 15.0 games behind the New York Yankees for first place. The Red Sox have struggled as of late, losing seven of their last 10 games including game-one of this series. The offense has struggled over that stretch, averaging 3.7 runs per game. This is uncharacteristic for a Boston team that is averaging 4.67 runs per game (6th) this season. Third baseman Rafael Devers has led the Sox offense with a batting average of .327 (104-318), 17 home runs, and 46 RBIs. The Red Sox bullpen has been even worst over their last 10, allowing opponents 5.0 runs per game, well below their season average of 3.70 (9th).
With Cortes taking the mound for New York it’s tough not to back the Yankees here. He has been too good this season to bet against and the combination of the high-powered offense makes this team borderline unbeatable. Backing the Yankees runline in this matchup.
Score Prediction: Yankees 5, Red Sox 3
Best Bet: Yankees -1.5
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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Odds
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Resources
- Date: Friday, July 8, 2022
- Matchup: AL East
- Venue: Fenway Park
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Time-TV: 7:10 p.m. ET – MLBN
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox – Current Form
New York captured its series against the Cleveland Guardians, 2-1 before splitting the series with the Pirates on Wednesday. New York didn’t allow the Pirates any runs Wednesday in the second of two contests. The second of two matches on Wednesday marked an 16-run effort by New York against the Pittsburgh Pirates, which was their best performance this week. The Red Sox have dropped consecutive series to the Cubs and the Rays. The Rays were unable to score a single run against the Boston Red Sox on Monday, which was Boston’s best result in the last two series. Against the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston’s defense allowed for eight runs in the second game of the series on Tuesday.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox – Pitching Matchup
New York: Nestor Cortes (7-3, 2.44 ERA)
New York ace Nestor Cortes toes the rubber for his 15th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 7-3 mark and 2.44 ERA. The left-hander has put together a 0.95 WHIP to go along with 91 strikeouts and 19 walks in 85 innings of work. The Yankees edged the Cleveland Guardians, 1-6 on July 2, 2022 behind Cortes’s six strong innings of work. The 27-year-old yielded one run on three hits, while striking out six. In his eight starts on the road this season, Cortes is 4-3 with a 2.82 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, six walks and 42 strikeouts over 44.2 innings of work.
Boston: Connor Seabold (0-1, 8.31 ERA)
Boston’ right-hander Connor Seabold takes the mound for his second start of the season. Seabold looks to improve on a 0-1 record and 8.31 ERA in innings, while striking out 11, walking three batters, and posting a 2.08 WHIP. This is the first home start of the season for Connor Seabold.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox – Series History
The 2021 series was owned by Boston, who produced a 11-9 mark in the regular season matchups. For the third time in four meetings this season, the Yankees defeated the Red Sox.