Yankees Vs Red Sox: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 8, 2022

Written By Staff on July 8, 2022

Aaron Hicks takes a two-game home run streak into the New York Yankees’ (60-23) matchup against the Boston Red Sox (45-38) at 7:10 PM ET on Friday at Fenway Park. New York (-162 to win) has Nestor Cortes starting, while Boston (+137) counters Connor Seabold.

The betting trends in the following article reference odds valid as of July 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM ET.

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Yankees vs Red Sox Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cortes (NYY) Pitcher Seabold (BOS)
7 – 3 W/L 0 – 1
85.0 IP 8.2
2.44 ERA 8.31
0.953 WHIP 2.077
9.6 K/9 11.4
2 BB/9 3.1

Yankees Probable Starter Nestor Cortes

  • Nestor Cortes Jr. makes the start for the Yankees, his 16th of the season. He is 7-3 with a 2.44 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 85 innings pitched.
  • In his last outing on Saturday against the Cleveland Guardians, the left-hander went 6 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • The 27-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.44, with 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings, in 15 games this season. Opponents are hitting .199 against him.
  • Cortes is trying to secure his seventh quality start of the year.
  • He will face off against a Red Sox offense that ranks first in MLB with 745 total hits (on a .260 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .413 (eighth in MLB) with 79 total home runs (20th in MLB).
  • The 27-year-old’s 2.44 ERA ranks ninth, .953 WHIP ranks eighth, and 9.6 K/9 ranks 14th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Cortes

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 8 .375 3 2 6 .444 1.569
Xander Bogaerts 7 .143 1 0 2 .143 .429
J.D. Martinez 5 .000 0 0 0 .286 .286
Christian Vázquez 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Bobby Dalbec 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rob Refsnyder 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Jackie Bradley Jr. 3 .667 2 1 1 .667 2.334
Kevin Plawecki 2 1.000 2 1 1 1.000 3.500
Jarren Duran 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Alex Verdugo 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Red Sox Probable Starter Connor Seabold

  • Seabold will get the start for the Red Sox, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Chicago Cubs, throwing 4 2/3 innings and giving up one earned run.
  • He has an ERA of 8.31, a 3.667 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 2.077 in two games this season.
  • The Yankees rank 15th in MLB with a .241 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks second in the league (.440) and 141 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Stats vs Seabold

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees have won 71.8% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (56-22).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -162 or shorter, New York has a 39-16 record (winning 70.9% of its games).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Yankees a 61.8% chance to win.
  • New York has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 37 times this season for a 37-43-3 record against the over/under.
  • The Yankees have collected a 42-41-0 record ATS this season (covering 50.6% of the time).
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Red Sox Betting Trends

  • This season, the Red Sox have won 15 out of the 34 games, or 44.1%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Boston has a record of 2-4 when they’re set as an underdog of +137 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Red Sox, based on the moneyline, is 42.2%.
  • Boston’s games have gone over the total in 34 of their 83 chances.
  • The Red Sox are 47-36-0 against the spread in their 83 chances this season.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Aaron Judge has racked up a team-high OBP (.366) and slugging percentage (.627), and leads the Yankees in hits (87). He’s batting .287 with 13 doubles, 30 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in baseball, Judge ranks 30th in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage, and second in slugging.
  • Anthony Rizzo is batting .219 with 10 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 37 walks.
  • Rizzo currently ranks 138th in batting average, 67th in on base percentage, and 20th in slugging among qualified hitters.
  • DJ LeMahieu is batting .263 with 13 doubles, eight home runs and 41 walks.
  • Giancarlo Stanton has five doubles, 21 home runs and 33 walks while batting .237.

Yankees Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Aaron Judge 303 .287 65 30 64 .366 .993
Anthony Rizzo 274 .219 47 22 52 .333 .837
DJ LeMahieu 270 .263 46 8 34 .365 .765
Gleyber Torres 254 .264 36 13 35 .323 .807
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 250 .272 40 0 19 .320 .640
Giancarlo Stanton 249 .237 33 21 54 .323 .833
Josh Donaldson 234 .231 26 8 29 .316 .718
Aaron Hicks 214 .234 30 5 25 .348 .689
Joey Gallo 200 .165 28 10 19 .286 .621
Jose Trevino 148 .250 20 7 26 .300 .732

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Rafael Devers leads Boston in OBP (.387), slugging percentage (.598) and total hits (106) this season.
  • Among all the qualifying batters in the big leagues, Devers ranks third in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage, and sixth in slugging percentage.
  • Xander Bogaerts has collected 91 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .385.
  • Among all qualified players, Bogaerts is 12th in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage and 51st in slugging percentage.
  • Alex Verdugo has 76 hits this season and has a slash line of .257/.302/.375.
  • J.D. Martinez has been key for Boston with 87 hits, an OBP of .376 plus a slugging percentage of .484.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rafael Devers 321 .330 59 19 51 .387 .985
Alex Verdugo 296 .257 34 6 43 .302 .677
Xander Bogaerts 293 .311 48 7 34 .385 .839
Trevor Story 289 .225 45 14 54 .296 .722
J.D. Martínez 283 .307 46 8 34 .376 .860
Jackie Bradley Jr. 223 .211 14 1 25 .264 .569
Christian Vázquez 218 .289 23 4 31 .339 .752
Bobby Dalbec 197 .208 24 5 18 .285 .610
Franchy Cordero 169 .254 25 3 22 .330 .732
Christian Arroyo 112 .223 14 4 13 .279 .645

Yankees vs Red Sox Player Props

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