New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Free Preview

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The New York Yankees will be squaring off against their divisional rival Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. New England Sports Network will broadcast the action. The game gets underway at 3:05 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Odds

The Red Sox are 107-54 straight up (SU) and 93-67 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 32.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 23.3 units (ATS). On the other hand, the Yankees have gone 100-61 SU this year and are 79-81 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 9.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 12.8 units ATS.

Boston games have had an over/under record of 75-77-8 in 2018. The Yankees have an over/under record of 75-78-7.

As a unit, Boston’s pitching staff has allowed 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.78, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.6. The bullpen has a 3.75 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9.5 K/9. In 75 games against divisional foes, Red Sox starters have an ERA of 3.77 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.34.

The Boston hitters are putting up 5.4 runs per outing, including 5.5 per game against divisional foes and 7.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .295/.383/.530 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts have led the Red Sox batters this year. Martinez is hitting .329/.401/.624 with 42 home runs, 127 RBIs and 109 runs scored, while the line for Betts stands at .346/.438/.641 with 32 homers, 80 RBIs, 128 runs and 30 stolen bases.

For the visitors, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.02 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.21 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.37, along with a WHIP of 1.25 and a K/9 of 11.38.

Yankees hitters have slashed .250/.333/.453 on their way to 5.3 runs scored per game this year, including 5.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 9.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

New York’s offense has been fueled by Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton. Andujar is slashing .297/.329/.527 with 27 home runs, 92 RBIs and 82 runs scored, while Stanton (.266/.343/.509) is up to 38 homers, 100 RBIs and 102 runs scored.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • New York has recorded 28 extra-base hits over its last five games. Boston has 26 XBH over its last five.
  • The Yankees have won five of their last six games SU.
  • New York has recorded 26.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 33.0 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games, including 14 over their last five.