Red Sox vs. Yankees Friday Prediction
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will renew their rivalry on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will the underdog Red Sox pull off a small upset?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 29, 2018
7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium
TV: BOS (NESN); NYY (YES)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Yankees as a -120 favorite. As of this writing, 54% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Yankees on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Red Sox Rodriguez struggles in loss to Mariners
Eduardo Rodriguez surrendered five runs (four earned) on seven hits over four innings in Saturday's loss to the Mariners. Rodriguez pitched well against the M's at Safeco last time out, but he was unable to repeat the feat in front of the home crowd. Mitch Haniger got things going in a sour direction for the southpaw on Saturday, burning him for an RBI double in the first inning. He would go on to surrender an unearned run in the third inning and three more earned in the fourth. He finished the evening with two strikeouts against two walks. Rodriguez had not allowed more than two runs in any of his previous six starts, so it's probably fair to toss him a mulligan for this showing. It's possible that he'd simply been exposed too much in back-to-back starts against the same team. He will try to get back on track when he carries his 3.86 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 92/26 K/BB ratio (81 2/3 innings) into a huge road showdown with the Yankees next Friday.
Yankees' Sabathia takes loss against Rays
CC Sabathia gave up two runs (one earned) over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Friday. It could have been worse, as Sabathia escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning. He went on to give up runs in the fourth and fifth innings. The veteran southpaw fanned four and walked one in the loss. He’s now 4-3 with a 3.18 ERA through 14 starts this season. Up next is an interleague start against the Phillies on the road.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 1-4 in their last five games played in New York.
The Yankees are 5-1 in Sabathia's last six starts versus the Red Sox and are 5-2 in his last seven home outings versus Boston.
The Red Sox are 16-5 in Rodriguez's last 21 starts, are 7-0 in his last seven road outings, and are 7-0 in his last seven starts when facing another team from the American League East. The Yankees, meanwhile, have dropped Sabathia's last seven starts versus the division and are 0-4 in their last four games versus the rest of the American League East.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox +100