Baseball odds preview - Boston vs. New York
Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Odds
The visiting Red Sox hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees.
It's a pitching duel between David Huff for the Yankees (0-0 on the year) and John Lackey for Boston (8-12 so far).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Yankees as +121 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 3-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 9-rated Yankees in this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.6 per game.
New York owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 6-rated defense.
Boston won its last outing, a 12-8 result against the Yankees on September 6. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (20) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Red Sox enjoyed a 12-8 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Friday, with Felix Doubront throwing 3 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2
A few Red Sox at Yankees trends to consider:
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing Boston
NY Yankees are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games at home
Boston at NY Yankees, Sunday, September 8