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Baseball Betting: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Sunday Night Baseball this week offers up a treat for MLB bettors as the Yankees and Red Sox finish off their set at Fenway Park.

These two AL East clubs look to battle for first place in the AL East division standings over the last two months of the regular season, and both ride high on the current World Series futures.

View NY Yankees vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Yankees listed as underdogs of +-170 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 1-rated Yankees in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.9 per game. By contrast, the Yankees are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9 per game.

New York brings the American League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 7-ranked defense.

New York lost its last outing, a 10-4 result against the Red Sox on August 6. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at +139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees endured a 10-4 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Saturday, with C.C. Sabathia throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Fenway Park.

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

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Yankees at Red Sox trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of NY Yankees' last 17 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 13 games on the road
Boston is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Boston's last 17 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Boston is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
Boston is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees home to LA Angels, Tuesday, August 9
Boston at Minnesota, Monday, August 8