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Andy Pettitte faces Felix Doubront in MLB odds action

Boston Red SoxNew York Yankees
Sep 6, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Odds

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The New York Yankees will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Boston Red Sox invade Yankee Stadium on Friday.

Felix Doubront, with a record of 10-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Red Sox, while the Yankees trot Andy Pettitte to the mound in this one. He is 10-9 so far in 2013.

View Boston vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Boston before the first pitch in this match found them as -109-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 3-rated Red Sox taking on the American League's No. 9-rated Yankees in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 10 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.6 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 9-8 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +100 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating New York 9-8 in extra innings at Yankee Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

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

Next up:
Boston at NY Yankees, Saturday, September 7