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The New York Yankees are playing host to the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. The matchup will get going at 7:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to YES Network to catch the game.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Odds

New York (+130) is the home-team underdog to Boston (-140) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). You can also bet on the game’s runline with the current odds coming in at Red Sox -1.5 runs (+105) and Yankees +1.5 runs (-125).

The Red Sox are 29-27 SU and have gone 23-32 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 11.5 units for moneyline bettors and 11.1 units ATS. Boston has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 36-19 SU and 30-24 ATS. They’ve gained 5.7 units for moneyline bettors and 6.3 units ATS. New York has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Yankees games have a 29-22-3 over/under record so far in 2019. The Red Sox have also been a decent over bet with a total record of 31-22-2.

The left-handed Chris Sale will get the start for Boston. Sale is 1-6 with a 4.19 ERA and 88 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 7.20 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees are handing the ball to lefty J.A. Happ (4-3, 5.09 ERA), who has 50 strikeouts and 13 walks, along with a 1.23 WHIP. Happ is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 4.26 ERA in one start against Boston this year.

New York’s pitchers have given up 4.0 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.79 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.63 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 10.5 K/9. In 20 divisional games, Yankees starters have an ERA of 3.58 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.96.

The New York offense has produced 5.4 runs per outing, including 6.5 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .264/.347/.454 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres have led the way for the Yankees’ batters this year. LeMahieu is slashing .313/.366/.441 with five home runs, 30 RBIs and 34 runs scored, while Torres is batting .288 with 14 homers, 31 RBIs and 33 runs.

For the visiting squad, Boston’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.66 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 9.31 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.12, along with a WHIP of 1.26.

Red Sox hitters have slashed .260/.343/.444 on their way to 5.4 runs scored per game this year, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Boston’s hitters have been paced by third baseman Rafael Devers and right fielder Mookie Betts. Devers is slashing .325/.385/.505 with seven home runs, 31 RBIs, 39 runs and seven stolen bases, while Betts is hitting .291/.400/.484 with nine homers, 27 RBIs, 45 runs and six stolen bases.

The Red Sox have lost 8.0 units and are 4-11 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in eight of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 2.7 units and are 6-6 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in five of those games, compared to six that went under.

Red Sox vs. Yankees Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in three of Boston’s last seven games.
  • The Red Sox have hit 22 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 23 over their last 10.
  • The Red Sox have a total OPS of .787 this season and an OPS of .750 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS sits at .789 overall and .678 against lefties.
  • New York has recorded 27.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.2 over its last five.