Yankees vs. Red Sox. This is what baseball fans across the world clamor for every postseason. This year, the Boston Red Sox will host the New York Yankees in a single-game playoff to decide who moves on to the ALDS. Red Sox vs. Yankees odds have the Yankees as slight favorites for this evening’s game.
The game will start at 8 PM est. with a solid pitching matchup. AL CY Young contender Gerrit Cole will faceoff against Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi is a former Yankee pitcher who went on to win a World Series with the Red Sox.
Eovaldi has typically pitched very well against the Yankees. Per Sports Illustrated, Eovaldi made more starts (5) and thrown more innings (31.1) against the Yankees this season than any other team. He had a 2.01 ERA, 34 strikeouts, and prior to his last start.
However, in his last start on September 24th against the Yankees things did not fare well for Eovaldi. He gave up 7 earned runs in just 2.2 innings en route to an 8-3 loss; one of his worst starts of the season. Eovaldi’s struggles in his last start are likely part of the reason that the Red Sox are home underdogs on Wednesday.
Another reason that Yankees are favorites is their opposing pitcher, Gerrit Cole is as intimidating as any. The Yankees will look to get some length from Cole before calling on its bullpen. Admittedly, neither bullpen will inspire much confidence. It is likely that the Red Sox or Yankees will call upon a starting pitcher or two to help bridge the gap to their closer to finish this one out.
This is one of the most anticipated games of the baseball season. The excitement is so big that even I will be in attendance for the game tonight. Let’s go, Sox!
How To Bet The Yankees vs. Red Sox AL Wild Card Playoff
To Hit A Home Run Prop Bets
Rafael Devers To Hit A Home Run +430 (FanDuel)
Devers hit two home runs on Saturday and has hit Gerrit Cole well throughout his career. Devers is this team’s David Ortiz (a baby Ortiz if you will) so his at-bats will be must-see. Other than that, it is tough to see much value on home runs unless you want to take a stab on Giancarlo Stanton +260 — I’d like better odds though.
Yankees vs. Red Sox Bets: Total Runs Scored
Over 8 -115 (PointsBet)
I’ll take over here, most Yankees vs. Red Sox games are expected to score more runs than this. In fact, the total of each game was set at 9 or more runs in 16 of the 20 games that they played this season. The total of 8 is much too low considering how bad these bullpens have shown to be.
Yankees vs. Red Sox Parlay Bet: Moneyline/Total Runs Parlay
Over 8.5 And Red Sox To Win +380 (FanDuel)
I think runs are easy to come by in this game. If you think the Yankees win, feel free to jump in on a same-game parlay with the Yankees, the payoff is absolutely fantastic. I am going to back the Red Sox here as Eovaldi does pitch well against the Yankees historically. Gerrit Cole pitched really poorly in September, this will be the biggest start he has had as a Yankees, in hostile territory. This will be an extremely back-and-forth affair.