The baseball world is waiting for Aaron Judge’s next home run. Does he get it on Sunday Night Baseball? Here are our Red Sox-Yankees same-game parlay picks.
Judge takes center stage on Sunday night as Boston and New York record the latest installment in their storied rivalry. Can Nestor Cortes up his game against the Red Sox to help cash our parlay picks?
Here are my same-game parlay picks for Sunday’s matchup between the Red Sox and Yankees (odds via FanDuel Sportsbook; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).
- Yankees (-174)
- Nestor Cortes Over 5.5 strikeouts (-152)
- Aaron Judge to hit a home Run (+210)
Combined Odds: +500
Brayan Bello’s lone game against the Yankees in his young career came a couple of weeks ago. He handled himself well, avoiding any earned runs but allowing three of the unearned variety in five innings. Boston lost the game at Fenway; given the circumstances of the moment, Bello might not be as comfortable in this game at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees have one of the best home records in baseball at 55-22 on the season, but they are just 34-42 on the run line as home favorites.
We like the matchup for the Yankees at home, but that number of close games that don’t cover the run line is enough to convince us to stick with the Moneyline for the parlay.
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Cortes Over 5.5 Strikeouts (+110) ★★★
"Nasty Nestor" has had a breakout season for the Yankees this season. Over the course of the year, he’s averaging a strikeout per inning with 146 in 145 innings. Recently, he has not been as consistent with his strikeout totals, clearing this mark in just one of his last five outings.
The game in which Nestor got there, though, was a couple of weeks ago against these same Red Sox. Cortes struck out seven in that game, which was his second start against Boston this season.
He didn’t clear this total in his other outing against Boston in the previous game, but the Red Sox strikeout out an average of 8.62 times per contest this season, which ranks as the 11th-most in MLB.
Neither of Cortes’ previous outings against Boston came at Yankee Stadium, so that’s an environmental advantage we like Sunday for the Yankees starter.
The world is watching and waiting. Judge is going to make history with his next home run, tying Roger Maris for the American League single-season record with No. 61.
Judge does not boast a home run against Bello yet, but he has seen the rookie right-hander well in limited exposure to him this season. Judge is 1-for-2 against Bello, also reaching base via a walk. Additionally, 47 of his 60 home runs this season have come against righties and his OPS against righties is 1.157 compared to .984 against lefties.
This is more narrative-based than we typically like to go, but these are special circumstances for Judge. It’s Sunday Night Baseball. It’s Red Sox-Yankees. It’s potentially baseball history. I want money on Aaron Judge tonight in New York.
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Red Sox-Yankees same-game parlay picks made on 9/25/2022 at 2:25 p.m. ET