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MLB Betting: Red Sox vs. Yankees

Hated rivals close out a three game series at Yankee Stadium tonight when the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees clash in the Bronx.

Josh Beckett (4-2, 2.01) is slated to start for Boston tonight, whle CC Sabathia (7-3, 2.80) is on tap for the Yankees. Beckett went six innings against Oakland in his last start and earned a no decision after allowing three runs on four hits. Sabathia is coming off a win over the Angels in which he went 8 2-3 innings and allowed two runs on eight hits.

View Boston vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Yankees were listed as -125 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Yankees - Red Sox odds would favor the Yankees if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 5 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.5 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 11-6 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +130 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 11-6 final on Wednesday in support of Tim Wakefield at Yankee Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5


A few Red Sox at Yankees trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games at home
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
NY Yankees are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games at home
NY Yankees are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Toronto, Friday, June 10
NY Yankees home to Cleveland, Friday, June 10

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