Friday's contest at Yankee Stadium has the New York Yankees (60-61) matching up with the Boston Red Sox (63-58) at 7:05 PM ET (on August 18). Our computer prediction projects a close 5-4 win for the Yankees, so it should be a competitive matchup.

This contest's pitching matchup is set, as the Red Sox will send Brayan Bello (8-7) to the mound, while Jhony Brito (4-5) will take the ball for the Yankees.

Red Sox vs. Yankees Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, August 18, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET
  • Where: Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York
  • How to Watch on TV: Apple TV+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Red Sox vs. Yankees Score Prediction

Our prediction for this matchup is Yankees 5, Red Sox 4.

Total Prediction for Red Sox vs. Yankees

  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs

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Red Sox Performance Insights

  • The Red Sox have played as the favorite in 10 of their past 10 games and have won six of those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, Boston and its opponents are 2-8-0 in its last 10 games with a total.
  • Sportsbooks have not set a spread for any of the Red Sox's last 10 games.
  • This season, the Red Sox have won 30 out of the 56 games, or 53.6%, in which they've been favored.
  • Boston has entered 40 games this season favored by -125 or more and is 24-16 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 55.6% chance of a victory for the Red Sox.
  • Boston is among the highest-scoring teams in the majors, ranking eighth with 585 total runs this season.
  • The Red Sox have the 18th-ranked team ERA across all league pitching staffs (4.38).

Yankees Performance Insights

  • The Yankees have played as the underdog in five of their past 10 games and have gone 1-4 in those contests.
  • When it comes to the over/under, New York and its foes are 5-5-0 in its last 10 contests.
  • The Yankees' previous 10 matchups have not had a spread set by bookmakers.
  • The Yankees have won in 15, or 36.6%, of the 41 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • New York has a mark of 12-19 in contests where oddsmakers favor it by +105 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Yankees have a 48.8% chance of pulling out a win.
  • The offense for New York is the No. 23 offense in MLB, scoring 4.2 runs per game (514 total runs).
  • The Yankees have pitched to a 4.05 ERA this season, which ranks 13th in baseball.

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Red Sox Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 12 Tigers L 6-2 Brayan Bello vs Matt Manning
August 13 Tigers W 6-3 Kutter Crawford vs Eduardo Rodríguez
August 15 @ Nationals W 5-4 Nick Pivetta vs Josiah Gray
August 16 @ Nationals L 6-2 James Paxton vs MacKenzie Gore
August 17 @ Nationals L 10-7 Chris Sale vs Patrick Corbin
August 18 @ Yankees - Brayan Bello vs TBA
August 19 @ Yankees - Kutter Crawford vs Gerrit Cole
August 20 @ Yankees - Nick Pivetta vs Clarke Schmidt
August 21 @ Astros - Tanner Houck vs Framber Valdez
August 22 @ Astros - Chris Sale vs Cristian Javier
August 23 @ Astros - Brayan Bello vs Justin Verlander

Yankees Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 12 @ Marlins L 3-1 Michael King vs Sandy Alcantara
August 13 @ Marlins L 8-7 Gerrit Cole vs Eury Pérez
August 14 @ Braves L 11-3 Clarke Schmidt vs Max Fried
August 15 @ Braves L 5-0 Luis Severino vs Bryce Elder
August 16 @ Braves L 2-0 Randy Vasquez vs Charlie Morton
August 18 Red Sox - TBA vs Brayan Bello
August 19 Red Sox - Gerrit Cole vs Kutter Crawford
August 20 Red Sox - Clarke Schmidt vs Nick Pivetta
August 22 Nationals - Luis Severino vs Josiah Gray
August 23 Nationals - Randy Vasquez vs MacKenzie Gore
August 24 Nationals - TBA vs Patrick Corbin