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

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Analysis

The Yankees will visit the Red Sox at Fenway Park for the second of a three-game set on Sunday, August 14, 2022.

The Yankees currently lead the American League East with a record of 72-42. However, New York has struggled away from Yankee Stadium, highlighted by their 31-27 mark on the road. Boston is currently positioned last in the American League East standings with records of 56-59 overall and 28-30 at home, putting the Red Sox 16.5 games back for the division lead.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Prediction

The Red Sox send veteran RHP Michael Wacha to the hill against New York’s second-ranked scoring offense on Sunday night (5.23 RSPG), who’s arguably having the best campaign of his ten-year career sitting 6-1 with a 2.69 ERA in 13 appearances this season (1.11 WHIP), despite posting a lackluster 4.35 ERA and 1.60 WHIP across his last four starts (20.2 IP, 10 ER).

On the other hand, the Yankees send RHP Jameson Taillon to the mound against Boston’s 15th ranked scoring offense tonight (4.46 RSPG), who’s also having a solid campaign sitting 11-2 with a 3.95 ERA across 22 starts this season (1.14 WHIP), which already includes a solid performance against the Red Sox (6 IP, 1 ER); along with a miserable one (5 IP, 6 ER).

I’ll back Boston here, as Taillon has been incredibly inconsistent for New York as of late, considering he’s surrendered three runs or more in eight of his last 12 starts for the Yankees (5.52 ERA, 1.37 WHIP); setting the stage for an unfavorable matchup against the Red Sox and Wacha, who’s 3-1 with a 2.55 ERA across his last six outings (1.13 WHIP), and 1-1 with a 3.35 ERA across 6 career starts against the Yankees (1.06 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Red Sox 5, Yankees 3
Best Bet: Red Sox ML (+115)

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Odds

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Resources

  • Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East
  • Venue: Fenway Park
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Time-TV: 7:00 p.m. ET – ESPN

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox – Current Form

The first-place Yankees have now lost back-to-back series against the Cardinals and the Mariners. Their worst game was on Tuesday, when the New York Yankees failed to score a single run against the Seattle Mariners in the second contest of a three-game series. Their worst performance in the last six games was allowing 12 runs on Sunday, in the third match of the series played against the St. Louis Cardinals. Boston fell to the Atlanta Braves 2-0, but captured its series against the Orioles on Thursday. Boston allowed only three runs on Thursday against the Orioles.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox – Pitching Matchup

New York: Jameson Taillon (11-2, 3.95 ERA)

New York’s right-hander Jameson Taillon takes the mound for his 23rd start of the season on Sunday night. Taillon looks to improve on a 11-2 record and 3.95 ERA in 120.2 innings, while striking out 104, walking 24 batters, and posting a 1.14 WHIP. Taillon won his last start, which came on the road against Seattle on August 8th. He tossed seven innings and allowed three runs on three hits and three walks in an eventual 9-4 Yankees victory. Taillon is 5-1 with a 4.39 ERA across ten road starts this season, which includes 12 walks, 40 strikeouts, and a 1.14 WHIP over 53.1 innings of action.

Boston: Michael Wacha (6-1, 2.69 ERA)

Michael Wacha toes the rubber for his 14th start of the season for Boston as he looks to improve on a 6-1 mark and 2.69 ERA. The right-hander has put together a 1.11 WHIP to go along with 50 strikeouts and 22 walks in 70.1 innings of work. Wacha owns a 3-1 record across four home starts at Fenway Park this season. In those outings, he has posted a 3.79 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, 12 walks, and 25 strikeouts in 38 innings of work.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox – Series History

Boston had a great 2021 season in this matchup, tallying a 11-9 mark. However, the Yankees are 7-5 against Boston this season.

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