Yankees vs Reds Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 20 (Yankees Grab Series Win)

Yankees vs Reds Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 20 (Yankees Grab Series Win)


The New York Yankees (27-20) look to get the series win when they visit the Cincinnati Reds (19-25) in the final matchup of their four-game series on Saturday, May 20.

Yankees vs Reds Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Time: 7:07 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Great American Ballpark – Cincinnati, OH
  • Coverage: YES

The Yankees got the win in the opening game of this series. After making news on Saturday morning with the DFA of longtime struggling veteran outfielder Aaron Hicks, the Yankees will look to turn the page and get another win and series victory in Cincinnati on Saturday.

Yankees vs Reds Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: NYY: (-148) | CIN: (+126)
  • Spread: NYY: -1.5 (+100) | CIN: -1.5 (-122)
  • Total: 10.5 -- Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

The Yankees enter this contest as road underdogs on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:07 p.m. ET contest also features an over/under of 10.5 runs with the under being the favorite at -115.

Yankees vs Reds Betting Trends

  • The Yankees are 4-1 straight up in their last five games.
  • The total has hit the over in 10 of the Yankees' last 13 games.
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 straight up in its last five games.
  • The total has hit the under in 13 of Cincinnati's last 20 games against the Yankees.

Yankees vs Reds Prediction & Pick

The Yankees are sending Jhony Brito to the mound on Saturday, who has had his ups and downs in his first year as a starter with the Yanks. Although, most of his struggles have really been highlighted in two outings, where he surrendered seven and four runs. Outside of that, he has not given up more than three earned runs in any of his other seven appearances.

Now going up against a pretty weak Reds lineup, we should expect some success from Brito. His opponent has struggled even more. The Reds are starting Luke Weaver, who has pitched to a 6.26 ERA and has only surrendered less than four earned runs once in five starts thus far this season.

Expect the hot Yankees bats to pounce early and often en route to another convincing win on Saturday.

Final Score Prediction: Yankees: 8 | Reds: 3

Yankees vs Reds Best Bet

Aaron Judge has been the hottest hitter in baseball for the last week, hitting seven home runs in his last seven games, a stretch that includes two separate two-home run games. This streak includes a towering shot in the first inning of Game 1 of this series on Friday night.

To further add to that, Reds starter Weaver has surrendered eight home runs in just five starts. He has some strikeout potential, but clearly hitting his spots is not always part of his game. If he makes a mistake, as he has a bunch this year, there's no one better in baseball than Judge at sending a pitcher's mistake over the outfield wall.

Bet: Aaron Judge to Hit a Home Run (+215)

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