New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox Betting Preview

The Boston Red Sox will play host to the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. The matchup will begin at 7:10 p.m. ET and New England Sports Network will showcase the game.

New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Odds

Boston (-110) is the favorite over New York (+100) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). The game’s most recent runline odds stand at -210 for taking the Yankees +1.5 runs and +175 for the Red Sox -1.5 runs.

The Yankees are 6-6 SU and have gone 5-6 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 3.7 units for moneyline gamblers this year and 3.5 units ATS. The Red Sox are 9-2 SU and 4-6 ATS. The team’s gained 7.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 1.4 units ATS.

Boston games have an over/under record of 5-5 so far in 2018. Yankees games have gone over seven times, gone under four times and pushed on zero instances.

The Yankees just took the previous game in this series by a score of 10 runs to seven.

Sonny Gray (1-0, 3.60 ERA) will get the start for New York. The right-handed Gray struck out 153 hitters in 162 innings last year (27 starts) while finishing the season 10-12 overall with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. He made three starts against the Red Sox in 2017 and compiled a 1-2 record against them with a 4.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts.

The Red Sox are rolling with righty Rick Porcello (2-0, 2.84 ERA) as their starter. Porcello started 33 games last year and finished the season 11-17 overall with a 4.65 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. He recorded four starts against the Yankees a year ago and registered a 1-3 record with a 3.24 ERA and 24 strikeouts.

As a unit, Boston’s pitching staff has yielded 3.4 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have a 2.25 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.40 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. In nine divisional games, Red Sox starters have an ERA of 2.39 and the bullpen’s ERA is 5.03.

The Boston hitters have put up 5.7 runs per outing, including 8.4 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .287/.377/.500 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Red Sox hitters have been led by Mookie Betts, who is slashing .405/.500/.690 with 17 hits, seven RBIs and 14 runs scored. .

In the other dugout, New York’s pitching staff allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.19 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.93, along with a WHIP of 1.32 and a K-per-9 of 13.14.

Yankees hitters have slashed .249/.340/.425 on their way to 5.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

New York’s offense has been led by Didi Gregorius, who is hitting .359/.471/.795 with 14 hits, 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored. He seemed to enjoy hitting righty pitching on the road last season. Across 215 such plate appearances, he maintained a slash line of .350/.377/.596 (his total season line was .287/.317/.478).

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of Boston’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit nine over their last 10.
  • New York has posted 23.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 28.2 over its last five.