New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 22 (9/22): MLB

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 22 (9/22): MLB

 

Odds

Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Red Sox money line +113
Red Sox run line +1.5 (-140)
Yankees money line -135
Yankees run line -1.5 (+120)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Boston Red Sox  New York Yankees
Record 78-60 86-56
Home / road record 31-36 36-34
Last 10 record 5-5 7-3
Streak L1 W3
Over / under record 65-67-10 66-71-5
Runs / game 4.57 4.94
Runs allowed / game 4.86 3.48

 

Preview

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox will play  the 2nd game of the series at the Fenway Park on Wednesday. The Yankees took the win 7-6 in extra innings and are 8-6 against the Red Sox this season. Judge hit his major league-leading 56th and 57th home runs and Gleyber Torres had a go-ahead three-run double in the 10th inning.

 

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox get here with a 78-60 record and have lost 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.57 runs per game. They're batting for .257 AVG, 624 runs scored in 1231 hits and 130 home runs, ranking #8 in offense in the league, behind the Toronto Blue Jays. Rafael Devers is leading the team with 26 home runs and 78 RBI, batting for .289 AVG.

Defensively they are allowing 4.86 runs per game and rank #25 in the league. Nick Pivetta leads the team with 9 wins recorded with a 4.29 ERA and 148 strikeouts

Probable Pitcher:  Brayan Bello (1-5, 5.79 ERA)

Nello will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for Boston. Bello allowed three runs on three hits and four walks over 5.1 innings Friday, striking out seven and taking a loss against the Orioles. He hasn't faced the Yankees in his career.

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 86-56 record and have won 7 of their last 9 games. The team is averaging 4.94 runs per game. They're batting for .238 AVG, 675 runs scored in 1098 hits and 214 home runs, ranking #3 in offense in the league, behind the Atlanta Braves. Aaron Judge leads the team and is batting for .302 with 55 home runs and 118 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3.48 runs per game and rank #3 in the league. Gerrit Cole leads the pitching staff with a 3.20 ERA, 218 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded with the Yanks.

Probable Pitcher:  Nestor Cortes (9-4, 2.73 ERA)

Cortes will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Yankees. Cortes allowed two runs on two hits while striking out two in four innings in a 4-3 loss Thursday against Minnesota. He did not factor into the decision. He has an ERA of 8.50 and 22 strikeouts in 8 appearances versus the Red Sox in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Boston.

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Yankees' last 14 games on the road.

NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston.

Boston are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games against NY Yankees.

Boston are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Yankees continue to stay hot and have scored 27 runs in their last 3 games and are 8-6 vs Red Sox this season. Nestor Cortes will start for the Yankees who has been solid lately but allowed 4 runs the last time he faced the Red Sox. The Red Sox will send Brayan Bello to the mound who has been pounded this season and will face one of the best offenses in the league. The Yankees have the better pitcher on the mound and the offense is on fire so go with them to win this short series.

PICK: Yankees ML (-135)

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