Red Sox vs Yankees Prediction - MLB Picks 8/19/23

New York Yankees (60-61) vs Boston Red Sox (63-58)

Game Info: Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Gerrit Cole (10-3) (2.76) vs Kutter Crawford (5-6) (3.80)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -120 / Boston Red Sox +102 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Yankee Stadium. On Friday it was the Red Sox that were able to secure the 8-3 victory. 

The Yankees Suck

The Yankees need to make some big changes to the coaching staff, front office, and roster this offseason, because this team just isn’t cutting it. This team is loaded with talent, but that hasn’t resulted in wins. Heading into Friday night’s game the Yankees had lost five games in a row. In the last series against the Atlanta Braves the Yankees offense only managed three runs total. The Yankees are averaging 4.25 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.35 runs per game. The offense is ranked 22nd in baseball. On the mound for the Yankees will be Gerrit Cole who sits with a 10-3 record and an ERA of 2.76. In his last start against the Miami Marlins he went six innings and gave up two runs. 

Red Sox Need Good Pitching Here

The Red Sox need to have some good pitching here after it struggled against the Washington Nationals. On Thursday the Red Sox gave up 10 runs and that led to the three run defeat. Josh Wincowski went 0.2 innings giving up four hits and three runs. The Red Sox are averaging 4.84 urns while their pitching is giving up 4.65 runs per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league while the Red Sox is ranked 18th. On the mound for the Red Sox will be Kutter Crawford who sits with a 5-6 record and an ERA of 3.80. In his last start against the Tigers he went 4.2 innings giving up three hits and two runs. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Even with Cole on the mound, I just can’t trust this Yankees offense. They really struggled in the last series against the Braves, and they are going to really have issues getting the offense going against Crawford. It might not be the prettiest game, but the Red Sox are going to find a way to get the job done. Back the Red Sox on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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