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

How to Watch

Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York

When: Friday, August 2nd at 7:00 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 have played well over the past couple of weeks, pushing their odds higher for making the playoffs and giving back-to-back titles a true opportunity.

Boston has a 32.0% chance to make the postseason and 1.3% to win the World Series according to baseball-reference.com.

The Red Sox have 10-1 odds to claim the AL crown and 20-1 to win the 2019 World Series in 2019.

New York Yankees

New York continues to hold onto their large lead in the AL East over Tampa Bay and Boston.

The Yankees have a 98.9% chance to make the postseason and a 11.2% to take the World Series.

New York is favored to win the AL title at 2-1 and stand at 9-2 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4, 4.10 ERA)

In Rodriguez’s last start came against Tampa Bay and the left-hander allowed no earned runs while striking out six Rays over seven innings.

  • In July, Rodriguez has 24 strikeouts in 25.1 innings.
  • The Red Sox’s starter has won seven of his last eight starts for Boston.
  • Rodriguez has thrown three straight quality starts for Boston, not allowing more than two earned runs in any of the outings.

New York Yankees: James Paxton (5-6, 4.72 ERA)

Paxton is struggling after giving up seven earned runs in four innings to the Red Sox in his last outing.

  • After three straight quality starts, Paxton has posted back-to-back terrible starts for the Yankees.
  • The Yanks’ lefty has allowed seven home runs in his last three starts, including four to the Red Sox in his last start.
  • Paxton has walked just seven batters in July while striking out 36 in his five July outings.

Hitter Notes

Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox took three of four from the Yankees last weekend, outscoring the Bronx Bombers 44-22 over the four-game series.

  • OF J.D. Martinez is 6 for 13 against Paxton in his career with one homer and three RBI.
  • SS Xander Bogaerts is 4 for 14 versus the Yankees’ left-hander with a homer and three RBI.
  • OF Mookie Betts is 6 for 18 versus Paxton with three homers and four RBI.

New York Yankees

Despite their winning record for the month of July, the Yankees saw a drop of over a run per game from June in offensive output.

  • SS Didi Gregorius is 11 for 35 against Rodriguez with three doubles.
  • OF Aaron Judge is 1 for 12 with six walks and five strikeouts against the Red Sox’ lefty.
  • 1B Edwin Encarnacion is 6 for 23 versus Rodriguez with one homer and three RBI.

Roster Notes

Boston Red Sox

  • SP/RP Steven Wright is suffering from a toe bruise that has him on the IL.
  • The club released INF Eduardo Nunez after he passed through waivers.
  • 1B Steve Pearce has a strained lower back and has been placed on the 10-day IL.

New York Yankees

  • 1B Luke Voit left Tuesday’s game with a strained abdominal muscle and could find himself on the 10-day IL.
  • OF Brett Gardner is on the 10-day IL due to inflammation in his knee.
  • C Gary Sanchez’s strained groin and forced him to the 10-day IL.

Game Odds Red Sox vs Yankees

If you are in New Jersey, visit 888Sport and BetStars to bet on the Red Sox vs Yankees game. Here are the latest odds for the game. Good luck!

Moneyline

SportsbookBOS Red SoxNY YankeesLink
888Sport NJ+110-134
BetStars NJ+115-133

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Total Runs

Sportsbook Over   Under Link
888Sport NJ10.5   -108 10.5   -112
BetStars NJ10.5   -11010.5   -110

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Run Line

SportsbookBOS Red Sox +1.5NY Yankees -1.5Link
888Sport NJ-177+145
BetStars NJ-175+150 

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