No one anticipated the Yankees would be making a run at a playoff spot this season after a mini fire sale this summer, but they’ve now lost four of their last five games and are on the verge of falling out of the playoff race. They have, however, been a team to back after two straight losses as they’re 6-0 in their last six games in that spot.
- Jacoby Ellsbury has a .313 career average vs the Red Sox.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of the Yankees’ last eight games against the Red Sox.
- Boston is 7-2 against the runline in its last 9 games.
Luis Cessa takes the mound for the Yanks at Fenway tonight and he’s been good in limited work on the road this season. In 22 innings away from Yankee Stadium that includes two starts and some relief work, he has a 2-0 record and a 2.86 ERA. He held the Red Sox hitless in a two-inning relief appearance on August 11.
Clay Buchholz will be tasked with keeping the ball in the park for Boston, something he’s struggled with in recent outings. He’s allowed four home runs in his last three appearances, but he has a somewhat surprising track record vs this Yankees lineup in his career as they’ve combined to hit just .229 against him in 131 at-bats with only three home runs.
The total opened at 10 runs for the game which is a number these teams have topped just twice in their last eight games against each other.
The Red Sox will look to improve on an 82-64 record when they take on the Yankees, a key part of the MLB betting odds lineup on Friday.
Buchholz carries a 6-10 record into the contest while Cessa is 4-1 so far this season.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -159 for the Boston Red Sox in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 10 at 5Dimes.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.1 win for the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 82-64 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 77-69 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs New York injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boston Red Sox rated this week at No. 1 and the New York Yankees sitting at No. 12.
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 1 ranking for hits at 10.04 per game. By contrast, the New York Yankees are rated No. 21 in the same category at 8.49 per game.
Defensively, New York features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.41 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 6 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Yankees endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Thursday, with Masahiro Tanaka throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Fenway Park.
- NY Yankees is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- NY Yankees is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
- NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games
- Boston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
- Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
Next Betting Matchups
New York at Boston, Saturday, September 17th