Boston Red Sox host New York Yankees in baseball action

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July 20, 4:05 PM | GrassFenway Park

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Odds

51-45TEAM RECORD59-39

The Boston Red Sox host New York on Saturday, looking to build on their 59-39 mark against the 51-45 Yankees in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.

New York puts its faith in starter Hiroki Kuroda to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-6. Getting the ball for the Red Sox is John Lackey, who owns a 7-6 record on the season with a 2.78 ERA.

View NY Yankees vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as -146 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Red Sox and the league No. 8-ranked Yankees, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.1 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 1-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 5.2 runs per game.

The Yankees were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -174 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York suffered a 4-2 loss against Boston on Friday, as Andy Pettitte wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Yankees at Red Sox trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
NY Yankees are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Boston, Sunday, July 21

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