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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox meet at Fenway Park.
The Yankees will give the ball to starter CC Sabathia in this one. Lefthander Sabathia is 2-2 this season with a 5.19 ERA.
Starting this game for the Red Sox will be Felix Doubront. The lefthander has a 5.48 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.
Last time out for New York, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -113 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
New York: 12-9 SU
Boston: 10-12 SU
New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games on the road
NY Yankees are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees home to LA Angels, Friday, April 25
Boston at Toronto, Friday, April 25