Red Sox vs. Yankees Prediction and Odds for Saturday, September 24 (Pivetta Crumbles Against New York)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta (37)
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Nick Pivetta (37) / Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox always have something to play for no matter what the playoff implications are. At this point the Yankees seem to have the division locked up and the Red Sox will be watching in October, but that doesn’t mean Boston will roll over in New York. 

Nick Pivetta gets the start for Boston and Domingo German takes the mound for New York. 

Red Sox vs. Yankees Odds, Run Line and Total

Red Sox vs. Yankees Prediction and Pick

Like I said, it is always a closely contested game when these two teams meet. Nine of the 16 games that they have played prior to Friday’s contest have been settled by one run. The Yankees are not a very big favorite at home because of the questions on the mound in this game specifically, but there could be value on the Red Sox run line even around -150 odds. 

German has essentially been resorted to just one inning of work at this point in the year. He has been good since returning from injury in July, but got bumped from the rotation momentarily for Frankie Montas as the pitching staff got healthy. Now, it seems that German is back after two straight outings of just one inning pitched. He has a 3.12 ERA and will be fresh after pitching 2.2 innings since September 7. I do have to wonder what it will do to him to be yanked from the rotation and then put back in within the same month. His confidence could be rattled. 

Nick Pivetta has been a mainstay in the Boston rotation and is making his 31st start, but he has a 9.64 ERA against New York in four starts this season. 

The questions about New York’s starter has actually moved the odds too far in Boston’s favor, to the point where my favorite play is New York on the moneyline. 

Pick: Yankees ML -155

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