The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will begin a three-game series at 7:05 p.m. ET. Nathan Eovaldi will be on the mound for the Red Sox, while the Yankees will give the ball to Michael King. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.
Red Sox vs. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
Moneyline pick: Red Sox +105
One of the most historical rivalries in sports will be front and center Friday night as the Red Sox and Yankees play a three-game set at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The Red Sox come into this series with one of the best offenses in the majors (4.93 runs per game), while the Yankees have one of the worst offenses (3.74 runs per game) this season.
Both teams struggled in their previous series earlier this week and will try to start off the weekend with a win. The Red Sox are surprisingly listed as the underdog at +105 odds, which is strange considering that the Yanks are starting Michael King, who is a relief pitcher, will be making his second start this season. In his first outing last week against the Detroit Tigers, King only allowed 3 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and struck out 2 hitters. But he only went 2.1 IP, which tells me that we could see another bullpen game. However, New York had to dip into their bullpen on Thursday afternoon due to Gerrit Cole only going 5.0 IP against the Rays.
If that’s the case, I like the Red Sox’s offense to capitalize off of a potential short outing from King and for them to get a good outing from Eovaldi. The veteran pitcher is 6-2 with a 4.01 ERA in 11 starts this season, but he has been great on the road with a 3-0 record and 2.76 ERA. Not too mention, Eovaldi has a 10-6 lifetime record and 3.86 ERA at Yankee Stadium.
Player Prop: Xander Bogaerts to hit a home run (+400)
Bogaerts was in the midst of a 0-for-24 skid before going 2-of-5 at the plate against the Houston Astros on Thursday. The Red Sox shortstop is hitting .312 with 10 HRs and 33 RBI this season and could find himself rounding the bases on Friday night. In his career against King, he is hitting .333 with a HR in three-at bats. But if that doesn’t convince you, Bogaerts is dominating right-handed pitching this season, slashing .317/.360/.554 with 7 HRs and 20 RBI.
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