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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 at Yankee Stadium for Game second of a four-game series on Friday, September 23, 2022.

Boston remains 19 games behind the New York Yankees and is in fifth place in the American League East with a 72-77 record, despite going 35-40 away from Fenway Park. The Yankees sit in first place of the American League East with a 91-58 overall record, which has been helped by a robust 53-22 mark at home.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Prediction

The Red Sox dropped another half game back in the AL Wild Card standings Thursday night after losing to the Yankees 5-4 in 10 innings. This puts them nine and a half games behind the Mariners for the third Wild Card spot. Boston’s offense managed eight hits and four runs Thursday and have been solid on the season with a batting average of .259 (4th), on base percentage of .321 (6th), slugging percentage of .410 (9th) and have scored 678 total runs (10th). The bullpen did what they could against this Yankees offense but came up just short. This has been a common theme this season for Boston’s bullpen who have struggled on the season with a WHIP of 1.33 (24th) and team ERA of 4.45 (24th). The left hander Rich Hill (7-7, 4.70 ERA) is expected to start Friday.  

New York has secured a playoff berth after Thursdays win over the Red Sox. They have not clinched the division yet, but worst-case scenario is they find themselves in a Wild Card game. This would only happen if they managed to blow a 7.5 game lead over the Blue Jays. The Yankees found themselves down 4-3 headed into the eighth inning on Thursday, but no problem as they managed to tie things up and win game one in 10 innings. You can never count this Yankees team out with an offense that has a batting average of .241 (17th), on base percentage of .324 (5th), slugging percentage of .429 (4th) and have scored 756 total runs. The bullpen has also been great with a WHIP of 1.12 (3rd) and team ERA of 3.36 (3rd). Right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole (12-7, 3.41 ERA) is scheduled to start Friday. 

The Yankees are heavy favorites in game two of this series at –200 (BetMGM). The offense continues to find ways to win and have been on a roll as of late, winning eight of their last 10 games. I like them here in game two but the moneyline offers no value. Backing New York runline as I think Cole will have a solid outing.  

Score Prediction: Yankees 5, Red Sox 3
Best Bet: Yankees -1.5 (-110)

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East
  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Time-TV: 7:05 p.m. ET – Apple TV
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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Current Form

The Red Sox won against the Royals last Sunday with 2-1 and then split the series with the Reds last Wednesday. Against the Kansas City Royals, Boston couldn’t manage a single run in the second game of the series on Saturday. The Yankees lost 2-1 against the Brewers last Sunday, but then went 1-2 to the Pirates in their next game on Wednesday. Game third with the Milwaukee Brewers was New York’s worst in the last five. They produced a total of one run.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Pitching Matchup

Boston: Rich Hill (7-7, 4.70 ERA)

Boston’s left-hander Rich Hill takes the mound for his 23rd start of the season. Hill looks to improve on a 7-7 record and 4.70 ERA in 107.1 innings, while striking out 90, walking 33 batters, and posting a 1.34 WHIP. Boston’s 42-year-old left-hander lost his last start, which came at home against the Kansas City Royals on September 17, 2022. He threw 4.2 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and four strikeouts in a 0-9 Red Sox loss. In 13 road starts this season, Hill has compiled a 5-3 record in 61.1 innings, while striking out 48, walking 19 batters, and putting together a 3.67 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.

New York: Gerrit Cole (12-7, 3.41 ERA)

New York ace Gerrit Cole toes the rubber for his 30th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 12-7 mark and 3.41 ERA. The right-hander has put together a 1.03 WHIP to go along with 236 strikeouts and 47 walks in 182.1 innings of work. The 32-year-old right-hander lifted the Yankees to win on the road over the Milwaukee Brewers on September 18, 2022. Cole tossed five innings in the 8-12 win by the Milwaukee Brewers, while giving up four runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and three walks. In his 15 home starts this season, Cole is 5-5 with a 3.02 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP, 15 walks and 128 strikeouts over 95.1 innings of work.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Series History

Boston got the best of these 2021 encounters, producing a 11-9 mark in the regular season. The Yankees have won 10 of 16 contests against the Red Sox this season.

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