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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 second contest of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

Boston ranks third in the American League East with records of 48-43 overall and 25-23 on the road, which trails the division leading New York Yankees by 14.5 games. The Yankees are in first place in the American League East with a record of 62-28, highlighted by a sturdy 35-12 record at home.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Prediction

The Red Sox send RHP Nick Pivetta to the hill against New York’s top-ranked scoring offense on Saturday night (5.24 RSPG), who’s having the best campaign of his career sitting 8-6 with a 4.08 ERA across 18 starts (1.22 WHIP); despite a pair of rough outings against the Yankees (9 IP, 10 ER).

On the flip side, the Yankees send RHP Jameson Taillon to the mound against Boston’s sixth-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.69 RSPG), who’s also having an excellent campaign sitting 9-2 with a 4.01 ERA across 17 appearances (1.18 WHIP). However, the last few weeks have been shaky for Taillon, considering he’s surrendered 4+ runs in four of his last eight starts (4-1, 5.77 ERA), which already includes a bumpy outing against Boston (5 IP, 6 ER)

I’ll back New York to cover here, as Pivetta is 0-2 with a miserable 8.50 ERA and 1.61 WHIP across five career outings against the Yankees (18 IP, 17 ER); setting the stage for an unfavorable pitching matchup against Taillon, who was 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA in four career starts against Boston prior to getting rocked at Fenway Park this past Sunday (L, 11-6).

Score Prediction: Yankees 6, Red Sox 3
Best Bet:
 Yankees -1.5 (+120)

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Resources

  • Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East
  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Time-TV: 7:15 p.m. ET – FOX

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' offense was weakest on Wednesday, managing only one run in game two of a four-contest series against the Rays.

However, Boston's defense was weakest on Monday, when the Tampa Bay Rays scored 10 runs in game two of a four-contest series against the Rays. 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. They also posted a 16-run effort against the Pirates, which was their best offensive performance of the week.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Pitching Matchup

Boston: Nick Pivetta (8-6, 4.08 ERA)

Boston’s right-hander Nick Pivetta takes the mound for his 19th start of the season. Pivetta looks to improve on a 8-6 record and 4.08 ERA in 103.2 innings, while striking out 100, walking 32 batters, and posting a 1.22 WHIP. The 29-year-old right-hander lifted the Red Sox to a road victory over the Los Angeles Angels on June 8. Pivetta is 0-2 with a 8.50 ERA across five career outings against the Yankees (1.61 WHIP), which already includes a pair of rough starts this season (9 IP, 10 ER). Pivetta owns a 4-3 road record this season in seven starts away from Fenway Park. In those away outings, he has posted a 3.59 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, 17 walks, and 51 strikeouts across 52.2 innings of work.

New York: Jameson Taillon (9-2, 4.01 ERA)

Yankees' RHP Jameson Taillon toes the rubber for his 18th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 9-2 mark and 4.01 ERA. The right-hander has put together a 1.18 WHIP to go along with 77 strikeouts and 12 walks in 94.1 innings of work. Pitching at home this season, Taillon is 5-1 with a 3.73 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, six walks and 45 strikeouts over 48 innings across nine starts.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Series History

The 2021 series was owned by Boston, who produced a 11-9 mark across 20 regular season matchups. However, the Yankees and Red Sox are 4-4 SU in their first eight meetings of this season.

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