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Red Sox Streaking Their Way Into Playoffs

The New York Yankees have a long way to go as they teeter on the edge of being eliminated from playoff contention, but they took the first step last night with their ninth-inning comeback against the Blue Jays. They are now five games back of the final playoff spot with just six games left to play so they pretty much have to win out and will have to face the AL East-leading Red Sox in half of those games.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Red Sox' last 8 games against their division.
  • The Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 games against the Yankees.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Yankees' last 6 games as underdog.

Luis Cessa is charged with the unenviable task of keeping his team alive against the BoSox tonight in just the eighth start of his career. The rookie has dropped three straight decisions but hasn’t pitched terribly. He has an ERA of 4.50 this month but has succumbed to the long ball, giving up six home runs in his four September starts.

The Red Sox just won't stop winning. They now have 11 in a row and will send David Price to the mound tonight as Boston goes for its 10th straight win in games the lefty has pitched. Price has fared brutally against the Yankees this year, though, as he owns a 1-2 record and 7.71 ERA against the Bronx Bombers in his four starts against them this year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the New York Yankees as 177 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-2.4 victory for the Red Sox. 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

80-76 New York battles the Red Sox, currently with a 92-64 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 19-rated New York Yankees and the league No. 1-ranked Boston Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, New York owns the No. 22 ranking for hits at 8.51 per game. By contrast, the Boston Red Sox are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.99 per game.

Boston brings the No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees's No. 11-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Tampa Bay 3-2 in extra innings at Tropicana Field.

New York rolled to a 7-5 win against Toronto on Monday, as Luis Severino and the Yankees' bats led the team to victory at Rogers Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games
  • Boston is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at New York, Wednesday, September 28th

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