- The Yankees are -148 home favorites over the Red Sox on Sunday night
- Tanner Houck (1-5, 3.52 in 2021) will pitch for the Red Sox against Jordan Montgomery (6-7, 3.83)
- A look at the odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction
In the first Sunday Night Baseball game of the season, the Boston Red Sox visit the New York Yankees at 7:08pm ET at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees (2-0, 2-0 home) will look to sweep the season opening three-game series after winning 4-2 on Saturday. The Red Sox (0-2, 0-2 road) are one of nine major league teams looking for their first win.
Red Sox vs Yankees Odds
|Boston Red Sox||+120||+1.5 (-177)||Over 9.5 (+102)|
|New York Yankees||-148||-1.5 (+140)||Under 9.5 (-120)|
Odds as of April 10th at Barstool Sportsbook.
Favored at -148 in a game that will be televised by ESPN, the Yankees have an implied win probability of 59.68%. It is expected to be a chilly night in the Bronx with a game-time temperature forecast of 48 degrees with a northwest wind at 11-15 mph.
Red Sox vs Yankees Probable Pitchers
Tanner Houck (1-5, 3.52 in 2021) is scheduled to start for the Red Sox against left-hander Jordan Montgomery (6-7, 3.83). It will be the first outing of the season for both pitchers.
Houck vs Montgomery
Entering his third major league season, Houck had a so-so spring training but has been tough against the Yankees.
Houck pitched 15 innings in Grapefruit League play and allowed seven runs, 13 hits and nine walks. However, had also had 17 strikeouts.
Tanner Houck, Gross 84mph Slider. 🤮 pic.twitter.com/UqVqwcxk0f
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 4, 2022
Houck is 1-1 with a 1.77 ERA in his nascent career against the Yankees in six games (three starts). At Yankee Stadium, he is 0-0 with a 2.57 ERA in two games (one start).
Yankees infielders DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres are both 0-for-7 against Houck.
Montgomery worked just 3.2 innings during exhibition play, seeing most of his action in minor league games. He gave up three runs and eight hits while striking out six and walking one.
In 11 career starts against the Red Sox, Montgomery is 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA. He was 3-4 with a 3.89 ERA in 11 starts at home last season and 6-3 with a 3.00 ERA in 18 night starts.
Lowest ERA 3rd time through the order in 2021
1. Carlos Rodon, 1.44
2. Max Scherzer, 1.45
3. Adam Wainwright, 1.78
4. Jordan Montgomery, 1.93
5. Clayton Kershaw, 1.95
— Jacob (@CardinalsReek) January 2, 2022
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has given Montgomery trouble, going 12-for-26 (.462) with two doubles. However, designated hitter J.D. Martinez is 1-for-18 (.056) vs the lefty with eight strikeouts.
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Red Sox vs Yankees Betting Outlook
Giancarlo Stanton broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run home run in the sixth inning Saturday to lift the Yankees to victory. He became the first player in history to hit a home run against the Red Sox in six consecutive games.
Stanton has AL MVP odds of +5000.
Stanton a Stunner 🤩 pic.twitter.com/MIojKO2BEL
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 9, 2022
Anthony Rizzo tied the game with a two-run shot in the fourth inning. He has homered in each of the first two games of 2022.
Rizzo and Stanton are the first teammates in Yankees’ history to homer together in back-to-back games to begin a season. The Yankees are also 2-0 for the first time since 2018 after the Red Sox won last year’s season series 10-9.
Red Sox vs Yankees Last 10 Meetings
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Score|
|4/9/22||Yankees||Red Sox||NYY, 4-2|
|4/8/22||Yankees||Red Sox||NYY, 6-5|
|10/5/21||Red Sox||Yankees||BOS, 6-2|
|9/26/21||Red Sox||Yankees||NYY, 6-3|
|9/25/21||Red Sox||Yankees||NYY, 5-3|
|9/24/21||Red Sox||Yankees||NYY, 8-3|
|8/18/21||Yankees||Red Sox||NYY, 5-2|
|8/17/21||Yankees||Red Sox||NYY, 2-0|
|8/16/21||Yankees||Red Sox||NYY, 5-3|
|7/25/21||Red Sox||Yankees||BOS, 5-4|
Aroldis Chapman worked around a throwing error by shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa to pitch a scoreless ninth inning and notch his first save.
The Red Sox’s two runs came on a homer by Alex Verdugo.
Dugie makes it look easy. pic.twitter.com/vxUP7nzqTe
— Red Sox (@RedSox) April 9, 2022
The Yankees have World Series odds of +1200 while the Red Sox’s odds are +2000.
Red Sox vs Yankees Injury Report
Red Sox left-handed relief Josh Taylor (back) has started the season on the 10-day injured list. He had a 3.40 ERA with one save in 61 games last year.
Matt Barnes (back), who had 24 saves last season, is expected to be available out of the bullpen for the first time in the young season.
Bogaerts (hamstring) was back in the lineup Saturday after leaving Friday’s game.
Red Sox vs Yankees Prediction
The Yankees have won the first two games of this series, but Houck has had their number. Look for him to help the Red Sox avoid the sweep.
The Pick: Red Sox moneyline (+120)
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