Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Matchup

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Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox will make a road trip to Bronx to take on a divisional rival in the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The matchup will begin at 7:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to YES Network to catch the action.

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Odds

New York (+125) is the underdog to Boston (-135) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). There’s a runline of Red Sox -1.5 (+110) and Yankees +1.5 (-130) for this matchup.

The Red Sox have gone 29-27 SU this year and are 23-33 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 12.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 12.7 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 31-24 ATS. The team has gained 6.7 units for moneyline bettors and 7.8 units ATS. New York has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the over has cashed in three of those seven.

New York games have an over/under record of 29-23-3 so far in 2019. The Red Sox have also been a decent over bet with a total record of 32-22-2.

Southpaw Chris Sale is getting the start for Boston. Sale (1-6, 4.19 ERA) has racked up 88 strikeouts in 62.1 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 7.20 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees will send lefty J.A. Happ (4-3, 5.09 ERA) to the mound. Happ has 50 strikeouts and 13 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.23. Happ is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 4.26 ERA in one start against Boston this year.

Boston’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers 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 K-per-9 of 10.22.

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

Boston’s hitters have been led by third baseman Rafael Devers and outfielder Mookie Betts. Devers is slashing .325/.385/.505 with seven home runs, 31 RBIs, 39 runs and seven steals, while Betts (.291/.400/.484) is up to nine homers, 27 RBIs, 45 runs and six steals.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitching staff has yielded 4.0 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.79, a WHIP of 1.20 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has a 3.63 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 10.5 K/9. In 20 games against AL East foes, Yankees starters have an ERA of 3.58 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.96.

New York’s hitters have put up 5.4 runs per outing, including 6.5 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .264/.347/.454 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Yankees’ offense has been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is hitting .313/.366/.441 with five home runs, 30 RBIs and 34 runs scored, while the line for Torres stands at .288/.330/.551 with 14 homers, 31 RBIs and 33 runs.

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 left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in five of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under.

Red Sox vs. Yankees Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Boston defense has permitted five errors over the last 10 games, compared to 10 errors for New York over its last 10.
  • 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 against left-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS stands at .789 overall and .678 against southpaws.