Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Matchup

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The Boston Red Sox will be squaring off against their divisional rival New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The matchup can be viewed across the country on Fox and the game gets underway 7:15 p.m. ET.

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Odds

New York (+120) is the home-team underdog against Boston (-130) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. The games most recent runline odds stand at +115 for taking the Red Sox -1.5 runs and -135 for the Yankees +1.5.

The Yankees are 53-26 straight up (SU) and 42-36 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 9.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.3 units (ATS). The Red Sox have gone 55-28 SU this year and are 47-35 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 14.7 units for moneyline bettors and 12.8 units ATS.

Yankees games have an over/under record of 33-42-3 so far in 2018. Boston has an over/under record of 38-41-3.

Chris Sale will get the start for the visiting Red Sox. The southpaw Sale is 7-4 with a 2.56 ERA and 153 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees will put the ball in the right hand of Sonny Gray (5-5, 4.93 ERA, 1.44 WHIP), who’s got 73 strikeouts and 34 walks this season. Gray is 0-1 with three strikeouts and an 18.00 ERA in one start against Boston this year.

New York’s pitching staff has allowed 3.7 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.75 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.66, a WHIP of 1.09 and a K/9 of 12.0. In 32 games against divisional foes, Yankees starters have an ERA of 3.95 and the bullpens ERA is 2.81.

The New York offense is putting up 5.1 runs per outing, including 5.0 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over its last five. The teams hit .239/.309/.449 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge have led the charge for the Yankees hitters this year. Stanton is slashing .263/.339/.507 with 19 home runs, 46 RBIs and 47 runs scored, and Judge’s line sits at .276/.395/.559 with 21 homers, 54 RBIs and 54 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Boston’s pitching staff allowed 3.7 runs per game and its starters own a 3.76 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.53 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.15, along with a K-per-9 of 9.68.

Red Sox hitters have slashed .265/.333/.457 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game this season, including 5.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

Boston’s offense has been sparked by J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi. Martinez is hitting .321/.389/.639 with 25 home runs, 64 RBIs and 57 runs scored, while Benintendi is hitting .286/.371/.513 with 13 homers, 52 RBIs, 56 runs and 14 steals.

The Red Sox have gained 14.4 units and are 36-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 29 of those games, as opposed to 30 that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 9.7 units and are 11-12 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in seven of those games, as opposed to 14 that’ve cashed the under.

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Red Sox, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of Boston’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have won three of their last four games SU.
  • Boston has posted 25.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.4 over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.