Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Matchup

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The Boston Red Sox will take on their divisional rival New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The matchup will begin at 7:05 p.m. ET and New England Sports Network will be showing the game.

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees Odds

The Red Sox are 103-48 SU and are 87-63 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 36.3 units for moneyline bettors and 22.4 units ATS. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 92-58 SU and 73-76 ATS. They’ve lost 11.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 13.3 units ATS.

New York games have an over/under record of 67-75-7 in 2018. The Red Sox have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 68-74-8.

David Price will get the start for Boston. The left-handed Price (15-6, 3.42 ERA) has recorded 169 strikeouts in 165.2 innings so far. He’s 0-2 with nine strikeouts and a 12.19 ERA against New York this year (three starts).

The Yankees are putting the ball in the right hand of Luis Severino (17-8, 3.46 ERA), who’s got 207 strikeouts and 42 walks this season as well as a 1.14 WHIP. Severino is 1-2 with 25 strikeouts and a 4.24 ERA over four starts against Boston this year.

Boston’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.69 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.56 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.55, along with a K-per-9 of 9.59.

Red Sox hitters have slashed .267/.339/.449 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game this year, including 5.3 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts have paced Boston’s hitters. Martinez is slashing .328/.397/.630 with 41 home runs, 123 RBIs and 106 runs scored, while Betts has a .337 average with 29 homers, 72 RBIs, 118 runs and 28 steals.

For the home team, New York’s pitchers have given up 4.1 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have a 4.05 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.26 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 11.3 K/9. In 64 divisional games, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.06 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.20.

The New York hitters have produced 5.1 runs per contest, including 5.2 per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .210/.330/.401 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton have led the Yankees’ hitters this year. Andujar is slashing .296/.330/.516 with 24 home runs, 83 RBIs and 77 runs scored, and Stanton’s line is .263/.339/.497 with 34 homers, 89 RBIs and 93 runs.

The Red Sox have gained 34.2 units and are 69-46 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 52 of those games, compared to 57 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 2.4 units and are 18-24 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in 17 of those games, compared to 21 that went under.

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in four of New York’s last seven games.
  • New York has recorded 18.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 18.0 over its last five.
  • The Red Sox have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 14 over their last 10.