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Bronx Bombers Have Their Hands Full on Chris Sale Day

The Boston Red Sox own a 4 1/2-game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East and will seek to create some more breathing room when the longtime rivals do battle on the diamond today. Sportsbooks opened the Bronx Bombers as +139 home underdogs with a total of 8.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in Chris Sale’s last five road starts.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the last five meetings in New York.
  • The Red Sox are 5-1 in Sale’s last six road starts.

Chris Sale and Jordan Montgomery are expected to get the ball for the Red Sox and Yanks, respectively. Sale (14-4, 2.57 ERA) struck out 13 while limiting the Rays to two hits in eight scoreless innings in his last start. The ace is the current favorite for the AL Cy Young Award and has not suffered a loss since July 6.

Montgomery (7-6, 4.05) was hit in the head by a line drive during batting practice on Saturday but went through tests and is expected to be OK for today. The 24-year-old allowed three runs on six hits and three walks in four innings of work in his last game against the Sox on July 14.

The OVER is trending when these teams collide in the Big Apple. The OVER is 4-1 in the last five between the Red Sox and Yanks in New York.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the New York Yankees as 162 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The OVER/UNDER was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.5 win for the Red Sox on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees bring a 61-54 record to the battle against the 66-50 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

This game puts the New York Yankees, most recently No. 4 in OddsShark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Boston Red Sox, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 9.05 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 9.11 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

Defensively, Boston features the No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.07 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 5.69 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 10-5 final on Saturday in support of Drew Pomeranz at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Cleveland, Monday, August 14
New York home to New York, Monday, August 14

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