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The Boston Red Sox are expected to turn to Clay Buchholz on Sunday night as they close out their MLB betting series against the rival New York Yankees at Fenway Park.
Buchholz is 10-0 with a 1.61 ERA on the season, returning from the disabled list on Tuesday night and holding the Rays scoreless in five innings of work. The righthander, however, is 4-5 with an ERA of 5.86 in 11 career starts vs. New York.
Ivan Nova gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Yankees on this day; he's 7-4 on the season.
The Red Sox - Yankees odds would favor the Red Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 11 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.2 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.6 hits per game so far, more than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).
Boston owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 8-rated defense.
Last time out for New York, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -156 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Yankees endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Saturday, with C.C. Sabathia throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Fenway Park.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Yankees at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Yankees' last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees at Toronto, Tuesday, September 17
Boston home to Baltimore, Tuesday, September 17