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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Picks, Predictions, Odds

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Analysis

The Yankees host the Red Sox in the first contest of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium on Friday, July 15, 2022.

Boston ranks third in the American League East with records of 47-43 overall and 24-23 on the road, which trails the division leading New York Yankees by 15.5 games. The Yankees are in first place in the American League East with a record of 62-27, highlighted by a sturdy 35-11 record at home.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Prediction

The Yankees send LHP Jordan Montgomery to the mound against Boston’s sixth-ranked scoring offense on Friday night (4.70 RSPG), who’s having an excellent campaign sitting 3-2 with a 3.19 ERA across 17 outings this season; despite owning a lackluster 5.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP across a pair of starts against the Red Sox.

On the flip side, the Red Sox sends RHP Nathan Eovaldi to the hill against New York’s top-ranked scoring offense tonight (5.23 RSPG), who’s having the best campaign of his career sitting 4-2 with a 3.16 ERA across 12 starts this season (1.10 WHIP), which already includes a rough outing against the Yankees (5 IP, 3 ER).

I’ll back the Yankees here, as Montgomery has tossed five innings or more and allowed two runs or less in seven of his last nine outings for New York (3.07 ERA, 0.97 WHIP); likely presenting an uphill battle for Boston led by Eovaldi, who’s 1-2 with a 6.50 ERA across his last four starts against the Yanks’ (1.50 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Yankees 8, Red Sox 4
Best Bet:
Yankees -1.5 (+120)

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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, July 15, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East
  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Time-TV: 7:05 p.m. ET – MLB Network

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Current Form

The Red Sox have dropped consecutive series to the Cubs and the Rays. The Red Sox were the weakest on Wednesday, managing only one run in game two of a four-contest series against the Rays.

The Red Sox were the weakest on Monday, when the Tampa Bay Rays scored 10 runs in game two of a four-contest series against the Rays. The Yankees went 1-1 against the Pirates last Wednesday, but lost 1-1 to the Reds in their next game on Thursday. In the second contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, the New York Yankees were in their best form in the last five games, not allowing the Pittsburgh Pirates to score a single run. 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.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Pitching Matchup

Boston: Nathan Eovaldi (4-2, 3.16 ERA)

Boston’s right-hander Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for his 12th start of the season. Eovaldi looks to improve on a 4-2 record and 3.16 ERA in 68.1 innings, while striking out 72, walking 10 batters, and posting a 1.10 WHIP. The 32-year-old right-hander lifted the Red Sox to win on the road over the Los Angeles Angels on June 8, 2022. Eovaldi tossed five innings in the 1-0 win by the Los Angeles Angels, with five strikeouts, allowing six hits. Eovaldi owns a 3-0 road record this season in seven starts away from Fenway Park. In those away outings, he has posted a 2.18 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, four walks, and 45 strikeouts in 41.1 innings of work.

New York: Jordan Montgomery (3-2, 3.19 ERA)

New York ace Jordan Montgomery toes the rubber for his 17th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 3-2 mark and 3.19 ERA. The left-hander has put together a 1.03 WHIP to go along with 76 strikeouts and 18 walks in 96 innings of work. Pitching at home this season, Montgomery is 2-0 with a 3.19 ERA, a 0.83 WHIP, four walks and 38 strikeouts over 48 innings in eight starts.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Series History

The 2021 series was owned by Boston, who produced a 11-9 mark in the regular season matchups. New York has defeated Boston four times in seven meetings this season.

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