Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Matchup

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The Boston Red Sox are taking on the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the AL Divisional Playoffs. The visiting Red Sox (up 2-1) are only one win away from reaching the ALCS. The elimination matchup is scheduled to begin at 8:07 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted on TBS.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Odds

Rick Porcello is getting the nod for the visiting Red Sox. The right-handed Porcello is 17-7 with a 4.28 ERA and 190 strikeouts. He’s 2-0 with 20 strikeouts and a 2.31 ERA against New York this year (four starts).

The Yankees are putting the ball in the left hand of CC Sabathia (9-7, 3.65 ERA), who’s got 140 strikeouts and 51 walks as well as a 1.31 WHIP. Sabathia is 1-0 with 12 strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA over three starts against Boston this year.

Behind a team slash line of .295/.378/.448, Boston has produced 7.7 runs per game through three playoff outings. New York is hitting .231/.320/.400 through four games and the team has managed 4.5 runs in this year’s playoffs.

The Yankees bullpen (9.7 K/9) has registered an ERA of 5.57 and a WHIP of 1.48 this postseason, while Red Sox relievers (6.4 K/9) have performed significantly better with a 3.46 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.

J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts have led Boston’s hitters. Martinez is hitting .331/.403/.629 with 44 home runs, 135 RBIs and 112 runs scored, while Betts has a .344 average with 32 homers, 82 RBIs, 132 runs and 30 steals.

Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton have led the Yankees’ batters this year. Andujar is hitting .295/.328/.521 with 27 home runs, 92 RBIs and 83 runs scored, and Stanton’s line is .267/.343/.508 with 39 homers, 101 RBIs and 106 runs.

The Red Sox are coming off of a 16-1 victory in Game.

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Boston has recorded 21 extra-base hits over its last five games. New York has 11 XBH over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have won three of their last four games SU.
  • Boston has recorded 28.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 29.2 over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 21 over their last 10.