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Yankees vs Red Sox Odds & Picks for Sunday Night Baseball (Aug 14)

Blair Johnson

by Blair Johnson in MLB Baseball

Aug 14, 2022 · 4:06 AM PDT

Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Aug 13, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa (12) lays down a bunt during the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
  • The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox face off at Fenway Park on Sunday, August 14th
  • Yankees have struggled after a blistering start, while Red Sox have been in the bottom half of the AL East
  • Read below for the Yankees vs Red Sox odds and betting preview

The New York Yankees (72-42) face the Boston Red Sox (56-59) on Sunday at Fenway Park – the finale of a three-game series between the rivals that has a scheduled first pitch of 7:05 pm ET. Aaron Boone’s club will send Jameson Taillon to the mound, while Alex Cora’s group counters with Michael Wacha.

The Yanks are favorites in this one and heavy -10000 favorites to win the AL East. Meantime, Boston has +50000 longshot division odds in the MLB Division odds.

Yankees vs Red Sox Odds

Team Runline Moneyline Total
New York Yankees -1.5 (+118) -140 Ov 9.0 (-120)
Boston Red Sox +1.5 (-140) +118 Un 9.0 (+100)

Odds as of August 14th at Caesars Sportsbook.

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New York vs Boston Probable Pitchers

The 30-year-old Taillon is in the middle of his best season since going 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 2018 as a member of the Pirates. His .846 winning percentage currently leads the American League and New York has gone an impressive 17-5 in his starts, of which seven have been quality turns. But he’s gone at least five innings 16 times in 2022 and been a consistent performer in Boone’s rotation.

He went seven innings against the Mariners in his most recent appearance last Monday, allowing three hits, three earned runs, and three walks while striking out six in a 9-4 victory.

Meantime, Boston has gone 9-4 in Wacha’s starts in 2022 — three of which have been of quality vintage. The 31-year-old veteran is making his first start since June 28th, having missed the last six weeks with right shoulder inflammation. He’s impressed during his first 13 starts with the Red Sox, producing a 2.69 ERA in 70 ⅓ innings. Judging by his last rehab start, the former All-Star appears ready for his big league return.

With the Red Sox rotation struggling all season – Rich Hill was hurt before his recent return and Nick Pivetta has underperformed since July – a strong start by Wacha would give Boston’s bullpen a much-needed break.

Taillon vs Wacha Stats

Jameson Taillon
VS
Michael Wacha
11-2 Record 6-1
3.95 ERA 2.69
4.03 xERA 4.78
20.8% K% 17.6%

The Yankees bounced back on Saturday 3-2 to even the series with the Red Sox after losing on Friday in extra innings by the same score. Isiah Kiner-Falefa was the offensive hero for New York, going 3-for-4 and driving in all three runs, along with launching his first homer of the season.

Despite the victory, the Bronx Bombers have still dropped nine of their last 12 and are only 11-19 since July 9th. A big factor in their slide is probably injuries to key players like Giancarlo Stanton and Matt Carpenter. Of course, Aaron Judge is still the AL MVP favorite.

Meantime, the Sox have been a disappointment this season. And while Xander Bogaerts hasn’t lit the world on fire, he’s chugging away. The shortstop was 1-for-5 on Saturday with a double and has been especially proficient on grounders. The 29-year-old has an astonishing .364 batting average on wormburners this season. That’s the highest in the majors for batters who have seen a minimum of 1,500 pitches.

The Red Sox currently have +30000 odds to win the Fall Classic, while the Yankees are at +450 in the World Series odds.

NYY vs BOS Last 10 Meetings

Date Home Team Away Team Score
8/13/22 Red Sox Yankees NYY, 3-2
8/12/22 Red Sox Yankees BOS, 3-2
7/17/22 Yankees Red Sox NYY, 13-2
7/16/22 Yankees Red Sox NYY, 14-1
7/15/22 Yankees Red Sox BOS, 5-4
7/10/22 Red Sox Yankees BOS, 11-6
7/9/22 Red Sox Yankees BOS, 6-5
7/8/22 Red Sox Yankees NYY, 12-5
7/7/22 Red Sox Yankees NYY, 6-5
4/10/22 Yankees Red Sox BOS, 4-3

Yankees vs Red Sox Prediction

The Yankees have a sparkling record when Taillon gets the ball. Wacha has been great for the Red Sox — but this is his first time in action since late June. I’m trusting New York in this spot.

Boone’s group may be undermanned. But so is Alex Cora’s (no Rafael Devers, no Trevor Story). Go with the visitors in this spot.

Pick: Yankees (ML -140)

 

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