Red Sox Yankees Betting Preview
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Boston duelling New York on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
The match puts starter Jon Lester for the Red Sox on the hill facing David Phelps for the Yankees. Lester brings a 9-14 mark to the game, while Phelps is 2-2 to date on the season.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Yankees at No. 1 in the American League and the Red Sox at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 2 ranked American League offense (4.9 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).
Boston brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 4-ranked defense.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 10-2 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -290 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-2 to New York on Monday at Yankee Stadium.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Red Sox at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Boston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Boston
Boston at NY Yankees, Wednesday, October 3