Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees - 4/8/22 MLB Picks and Predictions

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees - 4/8/22 MLB Picks and Predictions Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees (0-0) vs Boston Red Sox (0-0)

Game Info: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Gerrit Cole (0-0) (0.00) vs Nathan Eovaldi (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -169 / Boston Red Sox +137 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees kick off the MLB regular season on Friday at Yankee Stadium. This game was supposed to happen on Thursday but was postponed because of weather. 

Last season the New York Yankees finished third in the AL East with a record of 92-70. The Yankees made some moves this offseason, but not ones the fans have been very pleased with. The Yankees traded for Josh Donaldson, but didn’t secure contracts with Carlos Correa or Trevor Story. The Yankees also brought back Anthony Rizzo. The offense also has key players like Aaron Judge, Gincarolo Stanton, and Joey Gallo. This is an offense that should score plenty, but there also will be plenty of strikeouts.

The Red Sox finished last season with a 92-70 record and they had maybe the biggest signing of the offseason bringing in Trevor Story. Outside of Story though, the Red Sox are mostly the same team and that isn’t a bad thing. J.D. Martinez is still in the middle of this lineup and he will be leaned on heavily this season. 

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Right handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi is expected to toe the rubber for the Red Sox. During spring training he pitched 12.2 innings and had a 3.55 ERA and 16 strikeouts. 

Getting the start for the Yankees is Gerrit Cole who struggled a bit during spring training pitching 5.1 innings and finishing with an ERA of 6.75 strikeouts but he did have ten strikeouts. 

The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last five games against the American League East. The Yankees are 9-3 in their last 12 games overall. The Red Sox are 1-6 in their last seven meetings against the Yankees. The under is 10-3-1 in the last 14 meetings between the Red Sox and Yankees. The under is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings in New York. 

The Red Sox struggled against the Yankees in New York last season, but this season is going to start differently. Cole didn’t look good during spring training for the Yankees and the Red Sox bats are going to find success against him. Eovaldi is going to slow down this Yankees offense that leans on the long ball too much. Back the Red Sox on the money line. 

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