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New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Predictions

Even though the teams are at opposite ends of the AL East standings, there’s nothing like a rivalry game to end the MLB betting week. And we get the best rivalry on Sunday Night Baseball when the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox conclude a three-game set.

The Yankees took control of the division a few weeks into the season and have led ever since. Building a big lead in the standings has allowed them to withstand a recent slump that saw them lose eight of 10 games. The Sox made a charge in June winning 20 of 26 games but have since fallen into the basement losing 13 of 19 games since the All-Star break.

Yankees vs Red Sox Date and Time

The AL East matchup between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox takes place on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 7:08 p.m. ET from Fenway Park. The game will air live on ESPN with betting options for every game on the 2022 MLB schedule available at

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Season So Far…

Now is not the time to be concerned about the Yankees. Sure they struggled leading up to this series but that was almost to be expected since they had the league’s best mark and were on pace to set the MLB record for wins. They head to Boston having won 63.4 percent of their games and are neck and neck with the Astros for the best ledger in the AL. Injuries have taken a chunk out of the offense with Matt Carpenter recently hitting the IL. The former Cardinal was enjoying a resurgence hitting .304 with 15 homers before joining Giancarlo Stanton on the shelf.

Despite scoring just three runs total in back to back losses to Seattle in their previous series, the Yankees still boast one of top offenses averaging the second-most runs while leading MLB in homers. Aaron Judge is the AL MVP so far hitting .304 with 45 home runs and 99 RBIs. Boston is a good opponent to help the Yanks break out of their offensive malaise. New York plated 27 runs taking the final two games of the most recent series and average 7.3 runs winning six of the first 10 meetings while cashing the OVER in seven straight games.

We thought the Sox turned a corner in June when they were on a massive heater winning 20 of 26 games. Turns out that was an aberration since they haven’t had another winning month. Since the start of July they lost 25 of 36 games and it’s easy to see why. The staff ERA is nearly 4.50 with a 1.33 WHIP and the group has struggled recently allowing at least six runs in five of seven games ending with an 8-4 loss to the Braves on Wednesday. They cashed the OVER in five of the last six games in that stretch. The Sox have struggled at home going 26-29 after losing two straight to the Braves putting them down $749 on the moneyline.

Probable Pitchers

Good things usually happen when the Yankees give the ball to Jameson Taillon (11-2, 3.95 ERA). Despite pedestrian numbers Taillon has won 11 of 13 decisions and the team is 17-5 in his starts. It helps to get the backing of teammates with the club scoring six or more runs in eight of his starts while averaging 6.25 runs allowing the Yankees to cash the OVER in five of his last six starts. He made consecutive starts against the Sox last month getting torched at Fenway for six runs on seven hits, including three homers, in a game New York lost 11-6. Six days later in the Bronx he allowed a first inning homer to Rafael Devers then was nearly perfect giving up just one other hit and no more runs in six innings. The Yankees came back to win that game 14-1. In six career starts against Boston, Taillon is 3-0 with a 2.78 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 35.2 innings.

It looks like the Sox could be getting some help on the bump with Michael Wacha (6-1, 2.69 ERA) expected to be activated in time to start. He last pitched in the bigs on June 28 allowing four runs on seven hits in five innings to Toronto. He went on the IL with shoulder pain a few days later. Wacha accomplished a rare feat in early June tossing a complete game, 3-hit shutout against the Angels on 105 pitches. He completed six innings in just two of his 12 other starts while allowing 56 hits over 70.1 innings with a 1.11 WHIP. Wacha made a rehab start on Tuesday tossing 79 pitches over four innings. The righty tossed 4.2 hitless innings in his previous rehab start. If Wacha can’t go Rich Hill is an option, though not a good one.

Yankees vs Red Sox Predictions

We’ve seen the teams score a lot of runs in the series and I don’t think this game is going to be different. Wacha has solid numbers but he hasn’t pitched in the bigs in over a month and once he turns the game over the pen all hell could break loose. The intensity of the rivalry will be there, but the Sox have spun out of contention and they just aren’t that good.

Our Prediction: New York Yankees / OVER

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Jake Flynn
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