New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Betting Preview
Ricky Gray | September 14, 2022
New York looks to extend its three-game winning streak tonight.
The New York Yankees are on a three-game winning streak heading into tonight’s game. With a record of 86-56, the Yankees lead the division heading into this game.
They don’t have a very large lead in the division, only six games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays. Last night, it took until the 10th inning to take down the Boston Red Sox 7-6.
Getting the start on the mound tonight is Nestor Cortes who has a 9-4 record with a 2.73 ERA. Over 135 innings, Cortes has thrown 135 strikeouts and has allowed just 16 home runs.
Several players are on the injury list for the Yankees at the moment. Anthony Rizzo, the Yankees first baseman, is on the 10-Day IL at the moment.
With a .239 batting average, the Yankees rank 20th in batting averages throughout the league. They have a strong on-base percentage of .323, ranking fifth in Major League Baseball.
On the opposite side is the Boston Red Sox who are at the bottom of the AL East. Boston has a record of 69-73 with a 35-35 record at home this season.
Brayan Bello is on the mound for the Red Sox tonight with an ERA of 5.79. His record of 1-5 over the course of 37.1 innings is slightly concerning as they head into this game.
Where the Red Sox excel is at the plate where they have a batting average of .259, ranking fourth in Major League Baseball.
They have an on-base percentage of .320, ranking sixth in the league with a slugging percentage of .411.
The Red Sox have the edge at the plate but the Yankees have a much better pitcher, so we’ll take them on the road at -125.
Ricky’s Pick: New York Yankees -125, UNDER