Red Sox vs. Yankees prediction and odds for Friday, June 9

Jun 3, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) throws
Jun 3, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) throws / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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A classic AL East series is scheduled for this weekend as the Boston Red Sox head to the Bronx to take on the New York Yankees in a three-game set.

Gerrit Cole will take the mound for the series opener. He has an undefeated 7-0 record with a 2.82 ERA so far this season. He'll face-off against Garrett Whitlock (5.61 ERA) of the Red Sox.

Let's dive into the odds for Friday night's game and then I'll give you my best bet.

Red Sox vs. Yankees odds, run line, and total

Red Sox vs. Yankees prediction and pick

The Red Sox got off to a hot start to their season, but their offense has begun to come back down to earth. For example, the BoSox rank 19th in OPS over the last 30 days, down from where they ranked through the first month.

The Yankees offense is trending in the opposite direction, ranking eighth in OPS over the same time frame.

It's tough to justify a bet against Cole when he's pitching at home. He has a 2.76 ERA with a 1.041 WHIP while pitching at Yankee Stadium, and now he gets to face Garrett Whitlock, who has a 7.07 ERA and a 1.429 WHIP in three road starts.

It's Yankees or nothing for me on Friday.


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