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Red Sox close out set in the Bronx

The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will wrap up the MLB betting action for the week on Sunday night as the AL East rivals hit the diamond at Yankee Stadium in a primetime matchup.

And the Red Sox are expected to go with Clay Buchholz on Sunday night, with the righthander a perfect 7-0 with a 1.73 ERA on the season. Buchholz has made 10 starts against the Yankees in his career, going 3-5 with a 6.41 ERA in those 53 1-3 innings.

New York sends Hiroki Kuroda out for Sunday night's contest; Kuroda is 6-3 with a 2.39 ERA on the season.

View Boston vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Red Sox listed as underdogs of +-130 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 5 and the Red Sox sitting at No. 3.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 11-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 4 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 11-1 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +106 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston ran up the score in their last game on Saturday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 11-1 victory against New York.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Red Sox at Yankees trends to consider:
Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing Boston
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Texas, Tuesday, June 4
NY Yankees home to Cleveland, Monday, June 3

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