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  • New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox tips for Tuesday's Wild Card play-in
  • First pitch is slated for 20:00 ET at Fenway Park
  • New York will send ace right-hander Gerrit Cole (16-8, 3.23 ERA, 1.06 WHIP) to the hill
  • Boston counters with right-hander Nathan Eovaldi (11-9, 3.75 ERA, 1.19 WHIP)
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New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Picks & Betting Tips

New York (92-70) is in the postseason for the fifth straight season and are playing in the wild card game for the second consecutive season and the third time in the last four years.

The Yankees are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 46-35 on the road and 60-46 vs. RHPs.

Cole had his worst month of the season in September, compiling a 3-2 record with a 5.13 ERA and a .282 batting average against. The 31-year-old is 2-2 against the Red Sox this year, allowing 24 hits --including 5 home runs -- and 13 runs while walking 9 and striking out 31 in 22 innings. He allowed three runs and five hits over six innings of work versus the Sox on Sept. 24.

Boston (92-70) is in the playoffs for the first time since 2018. This is the first time the Red Sox are playing in the wild card game.

The Red Sox are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 49-32 at home, and 57-39 vs. RHPs.

Eovaldi, who threw 6 shutout innings against Baltimore in his last outing, compiled a 1-1 record with a 3.94 ERA and a .252 batting average against in six September games. The 31-year-old is 2-2 against the Yankees this year, allowing 38 hits -- including 5 homers – and 15 runs while walking 4 and striking out 34 over 34 innings. He was hammered by the Yankees in his last outing against them on Sept. 24, permitting seven runs on seven hits in 2.2 innings of work. 

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The Yankees won the final six meetings against the Red Sox.

Boston won the season series 10-9 against New York, which includes taking 6 of 10 games at Fenway. The Red Sox outscored the Yankees 75-74.

The Yankees averaged 3.8 runs while compiling a .700 OPS against the Red Sox this year.

The Red Sox averaged 3.8 runs while compiling a .684 OPS against the Yankees this year.

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New York defeated Tampa Bay 1-0 on Sunday to secure the fifth seed in the AL as Aaron Judge hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 9th. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Yankees, who were outscored 16-6 by the Rays in the three-game series.

The Yankees have lost three of five and went 16-14 over their last 30 games. The Yankees were outscored 142-135 in this stretch.

New York’s offense produced 4.1 runs over the last 30-games and with a slash line of .233/.304/.426.
The Yankees’ pitching staff posted a 4.19 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and .253 OBA since Sept. 1.

Boston Red Sox

Boston swept a three-game series at Washington this past weekend to secure the fourth seed in the AL, outscoring the Nationals 16-10.

The Red Sox have won four of five and went 17-11 over their last 28 games, outscoring their opponents 154-109.

Boston’s offense compiled 5.5 runs over the last 28 contests with a slash line of .271/.344/.477.
The Red Sox pitching staff posted a 3.91 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and a .255 OBA since Sept. 1


New York has dominated the series against Boston, winning six straight, but the Red Sox are home because they won the season-series (10-9). This could be a pitching duel as the teams combined for just 7.8 runs a game in their matchups this year. The Yankees will be without 2B DJ LeMahieu and 1B Luke Voit for the game while the Red Sox’s JD Martinez (ankle) is questionable.

Cole, who is New York’s ace, has been fantastic for the Yankees in the postseason during his career and during night games this year (2.28 ERA). However, Cole – who has been prone to give up the long-ball to the Red Sox -- is not in great form and has struggled at Fenway Park in his career (1-3, 5.08 ERA). The Yankees have struggled at the plate this past week and have produced a .699 OPS at Fenway Park this year while averaging 4.0 runs a game.

Meanwhile, Eovaldi has been extremely consistent for the Red Sox with only occasional bad performances. Eovaldi has also been excellent in the postseason in his career – although he is making just his third playoff start – and has pitched extremely well against the Yankees this year besides his last start. He also been pretty good at keeping the ball in the ballpark.

The Red Sox have hit Cole decently well and they have been fantastic at Fenway Park this year, batting .281. They have also swung the bats well recently as they have compiled a .749 OPS over the last week and .804 over the past two weeks.

Best Bet: Boston Red Sox Moneyline @105 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Under 8.0 Total Runs @-105.26 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units


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