A pair of teams in the AL East — the New York Yankees (54-35) and the Boston Red Sox (47-39) — play on Friday at 7:05 PM ET, at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees are favored at home (-141) against the Red Sox (+119). The New York Yankees will give the start to Nestor Cortes Jr. (4-7, 3.51 ERA), who is looking for win No. 5 on the season, and the Red Sox will counter with Tanner Houck (7-6, 2.67 ERA).

The Yankees lost 8-4 to the Reds yesterday, with Marcus Stroman (five innings, giving up five earned runs on five hits while striking out six) on the line for the loss. Juan Soto went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Yankees offensively in the defeat.

The Red Sox took down the Marlins 6-5 yesterday. Tyler O’Neill led the way offensively after going 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI, and Zack Kelly got the win, throwing two innings, giving up one earned run on one hit while striking out three.

Here is everything you need to prepare for Friday’s Yankees vs. Red Sox contest, including viewing options.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox odds and betting lines

MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Friday at 3:21 AM ET. For a full list of Sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Yankees (-141, bet $141 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Red Sox (+119, bet $100 to win $119)
  • Over/under: 8.5

Yankees vs. Red Sox: Live streaming info & game time

  • Game Day: Friday, July 5, 2024
  • Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • Stadium: Yankee Stadium
  • TV Channel: NESN
  • Live Stream: Fubo (Watch for free)

Yankees stats and trends

Yankees betting records

  • This season, the Yankees have won 40 out of the 67 games, or 59.7%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • New York has a record of 23-16 in games when sportsbooks favor them by at least -141 on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 58.5% chance of a victory for the Yankees.
  • New York’s games have gone over the total in 47 of its 89 chances.
  • In 88 games with a spread this season, the Yankees are 46-42-0 ATS.

Nestor Cortes Jr. (Yankees probable starter)

  • Cortes gets the start for the Yankees, his 19th of the season. He is 4-7 with a 3.51 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 105 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent appearance was on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays, when the left-hander threw 4 1/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • In 18 games this season, the 29-year-old has an ERA of 3.51, with 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .243 against him.
  • Cortes is looking to record his ninth quality start of the season.
  • Cortes has put up 15 starts this campaign in which he pitched five or more innings.
  • He has made five appearances this season in which he did not give up an earned run.
  • He will take the hill against a Red Sox squad that is batting .253 as a unit (seventh in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .418 (seventh in MLB) with 96 total home runs (11th in MLB).
  • The 29-year-old ranks 38th in ERA (3.51), 22nd in WHIP (1.105), and 35th in K/9 (8.4) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

Yankees batting stats

  • The Yankees rank second in Major League Baseball with 127 home runs.
  • Fueled by 266 extra-base hits, New York ranks third in MLB with a .428 slugging percentage this season.
  • The Yankees’ .248 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking 10th in MLB.
  • No team has scored more than the 447 runs New York has this season.
  • The Yankees are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fourth with an OBP of .330.
  • New York ranks 12th with an average of eight strikeouts per game.

Red Sox stats and trends

Red Sox betting records

  • The Red Sox have come away with 22 wins in the 40 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Boston has been victorious seven times in 17 chances when named as an underdog of at least +119 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Red Sox have an implied victory probability of 45.7% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Contests with Boston has gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 43 of 86 chances this season.
  • The Red Sox are 39-47-0 against the spread in their 86 games that had a posted line this season.

Tanner Houck (Red Sox probable starter)

  • Houck gets the start for the Red Sox, his 18th of the season. He is 7-6 with a 2.67 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 107 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last outing on Saturday against the San Diego Padres, the right-hander went 4 1/3 innings, giving up seven earned runs while surrendering nine hits.
  • In 17 games this season, the 28-year-old has an ERA of 2.67, with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .221 against him.
  • Houck is looking to pick up his 14th quality start of the year.
  • Houck has 16 starts this season that he pitched five or more innings.
  • In four of his appearances this season he has not surrender an earned run.
  • The opposing Yankees offense has a collective .248 batting average, and is ninth in the league with 737 total hits and first in MLB play with 447 runs scored. They have the third-ranked slugging percentage (.428) and are second in all of MLB with 127 home runs.
  • The 28-year-old ranks sixth in ERA (2.67), 15th in WHIP (1.022), and 28th in K/9 (8.8) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

Red Sox batting stats

  • The Red Sox rank 11th in MLB action with 96 total home runs.
  • This season, Boston’s .418 slugging percentage is seventh-best in the majors.
  • The Red Sox are seventh in the majors with a .253 batting average.
  • Boston scores the 13th-most runs in baseball (402 total, 4.7 per game).
  • The Red Sox’s .323 on-base percentage is eighth-best in MLB.
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