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Yankees in Trouble as Home Favorites vs BoSox Tonight

Baseball is back and it's time for another edition of what many see as one of the best and most historic rivalries in all of pro sports as Steven Wright (10-5, 2.68 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox head into Yankee Stadium to take on Michael Pineda (3-8, 5.38 ERA) and the Bronx Bombers.

  • The Red Sox are 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Yankees and 4-2 this season.
  • The Yankees are 7-2 in their last nine games at Yankee Stadium after a win at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Red Sox’ last 7 games with a total of 9.5 or more.

Pineda has been, for lack of a better term, weird this year. He had a horrific start to the 2016 season but had looked to have things figured out when he enjoyed an excellent month of June. The tall righty, however, got lit up for five runs in his last start vs the White Sox and may have a tough time keeping the big bats of the Red Sox in the yard tonight.

If it’s Steven Wright, it can't be wrong – right? The knuckleballer has been arguably Boston’s best pitcher this year and was even named an all-star. In his lone start against the Bombers this year, Wright threw a complete-game three-hitter and allowed just one run. Even more impressive is the fact that this performance came in Yankee Stadium, where the knuckler will pitch tonight.

The Red Sox are an interesting underdog pick tonight and deserve some serious attention.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Yankees were listed as -118 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total line around 9.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Yankees to win this game 5.5-5.1. 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 bring a 44-44 record to the battle against the 49-38 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 22-ranked New York Yankees and the No. 19-rated Boston Red Sox in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York Yankees No. 20-rated offense, averaging 4.22 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 24 at 4.87 in runs allowed per game. The New York Yankees have averaged 8.52 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (10.36 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 24-rated road mark, allowing 4.97 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

D Price silenced the Rays bats in a 4-0 victory last time out versus Tampa Bay at Fenway Park.

New York got the job done in their last match in a 11-7 victory over Cleveland on Sunday at Progressive Field behind starter Masahiro Tanaka.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at New York, Saturday, July 16th