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Moneyline favors Yankees in battle with Red Sox

Boston Red SoxNew York Yankees
Aug 19, 8:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Odds

59-62TEAM RECORD71-49

Boston pays a visit to New York on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Yankees bats in baseball action at Yankee Stadium.

Boston puts its faith in starter Josh Beckett to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-10. Getting the ball for the Yankees is Hiroki Kuroda, who owns a 11-8 record on the season with a 3.06 ERA.

View Boston vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Yankees as -160 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Yankees) and the No. 7 (Red Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

New York owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 11-rated defense.

In their last action, Boston was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Boston at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 4-1 final on Saturday in support of Jon Lester at Yankee Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 9-1
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Red Sox at Yankees trends to consider:
Boston is 13-5 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Boston's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 10 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston home to LA Angels, Tuesday, August 21
NY Yankees at Chi White Sox, Monday, August 20

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