The Boston Red Sox (33-23) and New York Yankees (31-26) meet for the first time this season Friday night with a 7:05 p.m. ET first pitch at Yankee Stadium. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook‘s lines around the Red Sox vs. Yankees odds with MLB picks and predictions.
RHP Nathan Eovaldi is the projected starting pitcher for the Red Sox. Eovaldi is 6-2 with a 4.01 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 8.6 K/9, and 2.1 BB/9 in 60 2/3 IP over 11 starts.
The Boston righty was solid in his last start allowing 0 ER in 5 1/3 IP against Miami and owns a 2.91 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over his last 4 starts.
RHP Michael King is the projected starter for the Yankees. He is 0-2 with a 2.86 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 8.2 K/9, and 4.1 BB/9 in 22 IP over 1 start and 7 relief appearances.
King struggled in his first start of the year Sunday in Detroit (2 1/3 IP, 3 hits, 2 ER, 2 BB). The 26-year-old has pitched well in the Bronx this season, albeit in a small sample (0.68 ERA in 13 1/3 IP).
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Red Sox at Yankees odds, lines, picks and prediction
- Money line: Red Sox -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Yankees -120 (bet $120 to win $100)
- Against the spread/ATS: Red Sox +1.5 (-180) | Yankees -1.5 (+155)
- Over/Under: 9 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Red Sox 6, Yankees 4
Money line (ML)
Neither side has been going great of late. The Red Sox are 5-5 in their last 10 games; the Yankees are 3-7. Over the last two weeks, the New York offense owns a whiff-heavy .647 OPS.
Eovaldi has been solid of late and owns a career 3.86 ERA at Yankee Stadium. King is enough of a question mark to make Boston a play up to about -115. So, peg some value on BOSTON (-105).
PASS on the run line. The margins on this matchup aren’t much to work with: don’t let increased juice cut in for too much.
The OVER 9 (-110) is a likable play for the series opener. Both bullpens are solid, but every ‘pen has a soft underbelly, and Friday’s game has a decent chance of getting into the hands of the lesser relievers on both sides.
Add in a humid night with a forecast of an outward breeze and the odds of this game getting into double digits is worth the price here.
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