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The New York Yankees will make a road trip to Boston to take on their divisional rival Red Sox at Fenway Park. The action will get underway at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Pix11 to catch the game.

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Boston (+115) as the underdog to New York (-125). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over 8.5 runs and +100 for under 8.5. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at Yankees -1.5 runs (+120) and Red Sox +1.5 runs (-140).

The Red Sox are 73-33 straight up (SU) and 64-45 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 25.2 units for moneyline bettors and 18.2 units (ATS). The Yankees have gone 66-38 SU this year and are 54-52 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 1.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have lost 3.4 units ATS.

Boston games have an over/under record of 50-56-3 in 2018. New York has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 47-54-5.

CC Sabathia will get the start for New York. The left-handed Sabathia is 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA and 87 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 12 strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Boston this year (three starts).

The Red Sox are handing the ball to righty Rick Porcello (13-4, 4.03 ERA), who has 126 strikeouts and 33 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.23. Porcello is 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 3.65 ERA over two starts against New York this year.

As a unit, Boston’s pitchers have yielded 3.7 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 3.61 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.42 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.6 K/9. In 47 games against divisional foes, Red Sox starters have an ERA of 3.58 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.09.

The Boston hitters are putting up 5.3 runs per outing, including 5.2 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .254/.337/.491 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Red Sox batters have been led by J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts. Martinez is hitting .324/.387/.642 with 32 home runs, 86 RBIs and 76 runs scored, while the line for Betts stands at .346/.431/.666 with 25 homers, 56 RBIs, 83 runs and 20 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.14 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.95 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 2.81, along with a K-per-9 of 11.48.

Yankees hitters have slashed .257/.336/.459 on their way to 5.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

New York’s offense has been sparked by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge. Stanton is slashing .277/.342/.505 with 24 home runs, 64 RBIs and 65 runs scored. Judge is hitting .285/.398/.548 with 26 homers, 61 RBIs and 70 runs scored.

The Yankees have lost 12.9 units and are 39-37 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over’s hit in 35 of those games, compared to 38 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers.

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes,

  • The over has hit in three of New York’s last seven contests.
  • Boston has recorded 21.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.4 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.