Yankees vs. Red Sox Prediction
The Boston Red Sox only have a 3.5 percent chance of making the playoffs going into their home series against the rival New York Yankees. Can Boston get a win tonight to improve its slim odds?
Friday, September 6, 2019
Fenway Park at 7:10PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are listed as a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Yankees are a +105 underdog, while the total sits at 10.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 61 percent of public bets are siding with visiting New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Yankees take series finale
New York secured a 4-1 win at home Wednesday night over Texas to improve to 92-49 overall and 53-22 at home. Aaron Judge helped pace the Yankees offense as he finished 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Gleyber Torres ended the night 1-for-4 with a solo homer. Austin Romine ended the game 1-for-4 with a double at two RBIs. Luis Cessa picked up the win in relief as he gave up two hits with three strikeouts and no walks over three innings of work. Domingo German will take the mound today for New York as he comes in with a 17-3 record, 4.01 ERA and 1.15 WHIP plus 141 strikeouts across 132 1/3 innings pitched.
Red Sox edged by Twins
Boston lost by a score of 2-1 at home Thursday night versus Minnesota to drop to 75-65 overall and 35-36 at home. Mookie Betts led the Red Sox offense as he went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double. Xander Bogaerts ended the game 1-for-3 plus a walk. J.D. Martinez was 1-for-4 with a double. Andrew Cashner took the loss in relief as he gave up one earned run on no hits with one strikeout and three walks over two-thirds of an inning. Jhoulys Chacin will make his Boston debut tonight as he went 3-10 with a 5.79 ERA, 1.56 WHIP plus 80 strikeouts over 88 2/3 innings in his 19 previous starts this season with Milwaukee.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees are 4-0 in their last four road games. New York is 47-14 in its last 61 games versus the AL East.
The Red Sox are 1-4 in their last five home games. Boston is 4-0 in its last four Friday games.
Chacin replaces Price on the mound as the latter was scratched from this start, so the line is likely tilting heavily in favor of the Yankees. Regardless, New York is the team here trending in the right direction and even beyond the starting pitchers it has the most trustworthy bullpen. While the offenses are comparable, the heavy pitching edge is with the visitors.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK YANKEES +105