Red Sox vs. Yankees MLB Prediction
Major League Baseball’s second half starts on Thursday night with one of the biggest rivalries in sports, as the Yankees host the Red Sox at 7:08 p.m. ET. Will the underperforming Bronx Bombers kick off the second half with a loss or will the Yankees come out hotter than they did in the first half?
951 Boston Red Sox (+113) at 952 New York Yankees (-123); o/u 10
7:08 p.m. ET, New York, NY
Yankee Stadium, NY
Boston Red Sox DFS Notes
Top outfield prospect Jarren Duran is expected to join the Red Sox on Thursday as they begin a four-game series in New York against the Yankees. Duran is listed as the team's No. 3 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, and would be making his major league debut on Thursday night in the Bronx. The 24-year-old has slashed .270/.365/.561 this season for Triple-A Worcester with 15 home runs and 12 stolen bases across 189 at-bats. He should be added in all relevant fantasy formats.
New York Yankees DFS Notes
Corey Kluber (shoulder) has begun a throwing program. Kluber is not expected to return to the Yankees' rotation until September, but he's begun a flat-ground throwing program, playing catch up to 75 feet. He should progress to throwing a bullpen and facing live hitters in the next few weeks. Clearly, the Yankees are not going to rush him back, but he's trending towards a possible late-season return.
Red Sox vs. Yankees MLB Betting Prediction
The Red Sox are a perfect 7-0 in their last seven games versus the Yankees and are 21-7 in their last 28 divisional games as well. They’ve also taken Game 1 of a series in 21 of their last 29 opportunities, are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a road underdog and have cashed in six of their last eight games when facing an opponent with a winning record. The Yankees, meanwhile, are 4-10 in their last 14 games when playing the opener of a series, are 3-7 in their last 10 divisional games and are 2-5 in their last seven games after allowing five runs or more in their previous game.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON RED SOX +114