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New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox meet at Fenway Park.

Righthander Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound for the Yankees to start this game. Kuroda is 11-10 this season with a 2.99 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be John Lackey who starts for the Red Sox. Righthander Lackey is 9-12 with a 3.48 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, New York was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on New York at +146 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Boston was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as -104 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
New York has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 79-68 SU
Boston: 89-59 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Yankees's last 12 games
NY Yankees are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
Boston home to NY Yankees, Saturday, September 14