Yankees wrap up series at Fenway Park
CC Sabathia will try to push his personal record over the .500 mark on Sunday Night Baseball as the New York Yankees wrap up their betting series against the Boston Red Sox.
Sabathia is 10-10 with a 4.66 ERA so far in 2013, and he's coming off a win over the Angels in which he gave up just two earned runs over six innings of work. The lefthander is 9-10 with a 4.45 ERA over his 25 career starts against Boston.
Boston sends Ryan Dempster out against Sabathia in this game; Dempster is 6-8 with a 4.50 ERA on the season.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 12-rated Yankees in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Boston and its American League No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 5 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 13 lineup of the Yankees at 4 runs per outing.
Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.
New York lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Red Sox on August 17. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees were saddled with a loss last time out in Hiroki Kuroda's start, as they lost 6-1 against Boston on Saturday at Fenway Park.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 6-3
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
A few Yankees at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Boston is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees home to Toronto, Tuesday, August 20
Boston at San Francisco, Monday, August 19