Red Sox vs. Yankees MLB Prediction

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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?

Game Snapshot

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.


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