Yankees open MLB series at Fenway Park

Andy Pettitte will get the ball for the New York Yankees on Friday night as they open up a three-game MLB betting series against the rival Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Pettitte heads into Friday's outing with a 7-6 record and a 4.39 ERA on the season, and he beat the Red Sox back on April 4 by allowing just one run in eight innings of work. The lefthander is 19-10 with a 3.82 ERA in his career vs. Boston.

For the Red Sox, Felix Doubront gets the ball, charged with keeping the Yankees hitters off the base paths.

View NY Yankees vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -142 for the Red Sox in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 9.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Red Sox and the league No. 8-ranked Yankees, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.1 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

The Yankees were a 10-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +188 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-4 to Minnesota on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

The Red Sox were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -154 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Red Sox got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Oakland on Sunday; it was a 3-2 final at O.co Coliseum in MLB wagering action.

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

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Yankees at Red Sox trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
NY Yankees are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games

Next up:
NY Yankees at Boston, Saturday, July 20

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