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Yankees, Red Sox Open Last Series Of Season Thursday

The New York Yankees get their last best opportunity to make up ground in the AL East when they open a four-game set with the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. The two rivals have already met 10 times since the all-star break, with the Red Sox winning six of those affairs.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Sox are 4-1 SU in their last five games against the Yankees.
  • The Red Sox are 7-2 SU in their last nine games on the road.
  • Xander Bogaerts is 4-for-25 with 10 strikeouts in his career against CC Sabathia.

Eduardo Rodriguez will hope to put his struggles behind him when he takes the bump in this one. Rodriguez has a 5.08 ERA since returning from the DL on July 17. However, the southpaw did pitch a gem against the Yankees in that span, allowing just two hits and no runs in 6.0 innings.

Unlike his counterpart Thursday, CC Sabathia has actually looked better since a short stint on the DL. The big southpaw has allowed three runs in 13.0 innings across his past two starts. Sabathia has struggled mightily at Yankee Stadium this season with a 5.08 ERA at home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, New York sat as -121 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.3-3.7 win for the Yankees on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees sport a record of 70-62 heading into this matchup, while the Boston Red Sox sit at 76-57 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

The New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox odds would favor the Yankees if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 3 in the current OddsShark poll, while Boston is at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, New York owns the No. 8 ranking for hits at 8.99 per game. By contrast, the Boston Red Sox are rated No. 7 in the same category at 9.05 per game.

New York owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 5.17 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's No. 4-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston rolled to a 7-1 win against Toronto on Wednesday, as Rick Porcello and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory at Rogers Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Boston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games when playing Boston
  • NY Yankees is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Boston

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