Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Matchup

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The New York Yankees will play host to the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. YES Network is in line to televise the matchup and the game will get going at 6:35 p.m. ET.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Odds

Boston (receiving -120) is entering this game as the favorite against New York (+110) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total currently sit at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. You can also bet on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at +125 for the Red Sox -1.5 runs and -145 for the Yankees +1.5 runs.

The Red Sox are 6-11 SU and have gone 3-13 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 10.8 units for moneyline bettors through the early portions of the season and 11.1 units ATS. Boston has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 6-9 SU and 7-8 ATS. They’ve lost 11.4 units for moneyline bettors and 3.2 units ATS. New York has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven outings and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

New York games have had an over/under record of 8-7 thus far in 2019. The Red Sox have an over/under record of 10-5-1.

The left-handed Chris Sale is getting the start for the visiting Red Sox. Sale is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA and eight strikeouts. This will be his first start against New York this year. He did make two starts against the team in 2018, putting together a 2-0 record with a 0.69 ERA and 19 strikeouts.

The Yankees are countering with James Paxton (1-2, 6.00 ERA). Paxton has 19 punchouts and six walks, along with a 1.73 WHIP. Paxton only made one start against the Red Sox in 2018 (0-0, 23.14 ERA and four strikeouts across 2.1 innings).

New York’s pitchers have yielded 4.2 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.33, a WHIP of 1.38 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.3. The bullpen has a 3.65 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 10.6 K/9. In six games against divisional foes, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.06 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.74.

New York’s hitters are putting up 4.9 runs per contest, including 7.3 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .220/.287/.353 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres have paced the Yankees’ offense this year. LeMahieu is slashing .396/.455/.500 with 19 hits, seven RBIs and nine runs scored, and Torres is hitting .293 with 17 hits, five RBIs and 10 runs.

For the visitors, Boston’s pitching staff allowed 6.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 7.18 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 7.63 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.46, along with a WHIP of 1.67 and a K/9 of 10.80.

Red Sox hitters have slashed .236/.311/.383 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Boston’s offense has been sparked by left fielder J.D. Martinez and shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Martinez is slashing .344/.417/.563 with 22 hits, nine RBIs and nine runs scored, while Bogaerts is slashing .304/.403/.500 with 17 hits, two homers, eight RBIs and 11 runs scored.

The Red Sox have lost 2.5 units and are 1-4 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in four of those games, compared to one that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 3.6 units and are 0-2 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in zero of those games, compared to two which went under the total.

Red Sox vs. Yankees MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • Boston has tallied 15 extra-base hits over its last five outings. New York has 10 XBH over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 20 over their last 10.
  • The Red Sox have an OPS of .694 this season and an OPS of .769 against left-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS sits at .794 overall and .593 against lefties.
  • Boston has posted 19.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.0 over its last five.