New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction MLB Picks 6/16/24

Boston Red Sox (35-35) vs New York Yankees (50-22)

Game Info: Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Kutter Crawford (2-6) (3.47) vs Marcus Stroman (6-2) (2.94)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox +129 / New York Yankees -140 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox meet Sunday in MLB action from Fenway Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The New York Yankees will send out Marcus Stroman and Stroman is 6-2 with a 2.82 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against Boston, Stroman is 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 20 strikeouts. Kutter Crawford will start for the Red Sox here and Crawford is 2-6 with a 3.47 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. In his career, Crawford is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 23 strikeouts against the Yankees.

New York Yankees Recap

The New York Yankees will try to rebound from their loss in Saturday’s matchup to the Red Sox by a final score of 8-4, evening the series up at one win apiece. The loss put the Yankees at risk of being unable to build on their series win over the Royals to start the week.

Yankees Still Rolling Offensively

Juan Soto leads the Yankees with 82 hits along with 12 doubles and 18 home runs with 55 RBIs to go along with a .319 batting average and .435 OBP. Aaron Judge has a team-high 25 home runs and 63 RBIs of his own along with a team-leading 22 doubles while also posting 79 strikeouts so far this season. Anthony Volpe’s added 80 hits with 6 home runs, 7 triples, 26 RBIs and a team-high 15 stolen bases as well this season. Giancarlo Stanton also has 17 home runs, 40 RBIs and 84 strikeouts this season.

Why the New York Yankees will win

  • The Yankees have won each of their last eight night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Red Sox have lost each of their last six games against AL East opponents following a home win.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line each of their last eight night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Red Sox have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games against AL East opponents following a home win.
  • The Yankees have led after 5 innings in each of their last eight night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Yankees have led after 3 innings in each of their last eight night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Yankees have won the first inning in each of their last four night games against opponents that held a winning record.

Boston Red Sox Recap

The Boston Red Sox come into this one looking to win the series after bouncing back on Saturday with their victory over the rival Yankees. The win gave the Red Sox a chance for back-to-back series victories after their series win over the Phillies at home to start the week.

Red Sox Starting To Wake Up At The Dish

Jarren Duran leads the Red Sox with 80 hits along with 15 stolen bases, 21 doubles, 10 triples and 72 strikeouts and also has 31 RBIs so far this season. Wilyer Abreu has 14 doubles and Ceddanne Rafaela also has a team-leading 37 RBIs while Rafael Devers has 62 hits with 14 doubles, 13 home runs, 34 RBIs and a .283 batting average this season.

Why the Boston Red Sox will win

  • The Red Sox have won eight of their last nine Sunday games as underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Yankees have lost seven of their last 11 games as road favorites against AL East opponents.
  • The Red Sox have covered the run line in each of their last nine Sunday games as underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Yankees have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine Sunday games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Red Sox have led after 5 innings in each of their last four Sunday games as underdogs.
  • The Red Sox have won the first inning in three of their last four games as underdogs against the Yankees.

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Prediction

I’m on the Yankees here. I get the allure of a home dog in a rivalry in a Sunday night marquee matchup, but Crawford’s been brutal as of late and in other spots maybe I could talk myself into a bounce back start. However, the Yankees have been so strong against right-handed pitching this season and as of late and Stroman is just the better starting option here. The Red Sox will have their spots to provide value, this just isn’t one of them. Give me the Yankees.

Chris’s Pick New York Yankees -140

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