Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, NY

When: Thursday, May 30th at 7:05 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Red Sox TV/Radio: NESN, WEEI, 93.7 FM. Yankees TV/Radio: YES, WFAN 101.9FM.

Team Notes

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox are starting to pull themselves out of their early season slump with a 29-25 record through their first 54 games.

Boston has a 36.8% chance to make the postseason and a 1.5% shot to win the World Series according to Baseball Reference.

The Red Sox currently have 6-1 odds to win the American League and are 8-1 to win the World Series in 2019.

New York Yankees

The Yankees have won four of their last five at home in their last series at Yankee Stadium. They are 35-18 through 53 games for first place in the AL East.

New York has 83.9% odds to make the postseason and a 4.5% chance to win the World Series title according to Baseball Reference.

The Yankees currently have 3-1 odds to win the American League and 6-1 to win the World Series for the 2019 season.

Pitcher Notes

Red Sox: Chris Sale (1-6, 4.19 ERA)

Sale has been electric in May with a 2.23 ERA, allowing just 16 hits in 32.1 innings.

In his last start, Sale threw six innings giving up two earned runs and struck out five against the Astros.

  • Sale’s K/9 rate has bounced back with 88 strikeouts in 62.1 innings.
  • The Red Sox ace is allowing batters to hit .207 against him.
  • Sale has allowed 66 baserunners in 62.1 innings.

Yankees: J.A. Happ (4-3, 5.09 ERA)

The Yankees lefty continues to struggle with 59 hits and 13 walks allowed in 2019 over 58.1 innings.

In his last start against Kansas City, Happ was good, allowing three earned runs in six innings.

  • Batters are hitting .261 against Happ this season.
  • The Yankees lefty has allowed 14 home runs this season over his 58.1 innings.
  • Happ posted a season-high 10 strikeouts against the Royals in his last start.

Hitter Notes

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have scored 4.97 runs per road game, ranking 10th overall in MLB.

Boston ranks 8th in the MLB in runs scored, good for 4th in the American League.

  • SS Xander Bogaerts is 6 for 34 versus Happ, with a double and one RBI.
  • OF Mookie Betts is 7 for 37 against the New York lefty with two homers and five RBI.
  • DH Steve Pearce is 11 for 35 with six homers and 16 RBI against the Yankees starter.

New York Yankees

The Yankees are in the lower half of the league in runs scored per game at home, with an average of 4.56 runs.

In all of baseball, New York ranks 4th in overall scoring with 5.38 runs per contest.

  • 2B Gleyber Torres is 0 for 6 against the Red Sox starter.
  • OF Aaron Hicks is 8 for 25 in his career against Sale, with two doubles.
  • OF Brett Gardner is 5 for 27 against Sale with 10 strikeouts.

Roster Notes

Boston Red Sox

  • SS Brock Holt has returned from an injured shoulder and a damaged eye.
  • SP Nathan Eovaldi is throwing and could return in mid-June.
  • 2B Dustin Pedroia admitted this week he may have to retire due to a bad knee.

New York Yankees

  • OF Aaron Judge does not have a return date from his oblique strain.
  • 3B Miguel Andujar is out for the season after surgery to repair his labrum tear.
  • OF Giancarlo Stanton is on the 10-day IL with a calf strain.

Game Odds

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Moneyline

SportsbookBOS Red SoxNY YankeesLink
888Sport NJ-152+125
BetStars NJ-150+130

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over 9  Under 9Link
888Sport NJ-103-120
BetStars NJ+110-133

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Run Line

SportsbookBOS Red Sox -1.5NY Yankees +1.5Link
888Sport NJ+110-134
BetStars NJ-120+100 

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