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Red Sox vs Yankees Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 13, 2022Last updated: Aug 13, 2022

In the second game of this double header, the Red Sox (55-58) will once again host the Yankees (71-41) at Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday, August 13. As we move through the home stretch of the regular season, each of these teams will of course be searching for a win. Be sure to catch first pitch at 7:15 p.m. ET!

Coming into their next game, the Red Sox have earned a win against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on Friday, the score was 3-2 in favor of the Red Sox. The Red Sox had three runs to the Yankees two runs. We’ll see what happens when it all goes down at Fenway Park.

Red Sox vs Yankees Prediction

The bookmakers think this should be a win for the Yankees. FanDuel has them at odds of -148 for victory, while Boston are +126. The predicted number of total runs is 9.5.

The last time these two teams met, the Red Sox outplayed the Yankees on Friday, by a 3-2 margin. Led by their top hitter, Xander Bogaerts, who has a batting average of .308, the team is currently batting .251 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team carries an ERA of 4.4 and a .984 fielding percentage.

The Yankees lost to the Red Sox 3-2 the last time they played on Friday. The overall batting average for the team right now is .243, with Aaron Judge leading his team hitting .304. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 3.34 and a .988 fielding percentage. Check out our odds analysis and place your bets based on the teams’ recent performances!

Heading into this game, the Red Sox are missing James Paxton (Elbow), Christopher Sale (Finger), Tanner Houck (Back), Michael Wacha (Shoulder), Enrique Hernández (Hip), Matthew Strahm (Wrist), Brayan Bello (Groin), Trevor Story (Hand), Tyler Danish (Elbow), Robert Refsnyder (Knee) and Josh Taylor (Back). Meanwhile, the Yankees are without Giancarlo Stanton (Achilles), Michael King (Elbow), Miguel Castro (Shoulder), Zachary Britton (Elbow), Harrison Bader (Foot), Stephen Ridings (Shoulder), Chad Green (Elbow), Luis Severino (Lat) and Matthew Carpenter (Foot).

Moneyline Pick: Yankees (-148) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite per oddsmakers. In their previous encounter against these opponents, the Red Sox won 3-2.

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Red Sox vs Yankees Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: New York (-148), Boston (+126) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: New York -1.5 (+105), Boston 1.5 (-126) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 9.5 Runs (-120), Over 9.5 Runs (-102) at FanDuel

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Red Sox vs Yankees Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Red Sox 0.48%, Yankees 1.03%
  • Win % as underdog: Red Sox 0.36%, Yankees 0.06%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Boston 3-7, New York 2-8

Runline Pick: Yankees -1.5 Runs (+105) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Yankees will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 9.5 Total Runs (-120) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Red Sox are averaging 3.6 runs per game over the span of their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Yankees have recorded 3.6 runs per game during the same timeframe.

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