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Sabathia Appears To Have Found Former Glory

CC Sabathia has been a solid arm in the New York Yankees rotation for years but the 16-year veteran seems to have found the fountain of youth. In Sabathia’s past four starts, all of which saw the Yankees win, he has allowed just four earned runs with 26 strikeouts and six walks. Can Sabathia and the Yankees continue to roll or will the Boston Red Sox solve the veteran Wednesday?

Shark Bites
  • The Yankees are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home with CC Sabathia as the starter.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Red Sox' last 9 games against the AL East.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Yankees' last 7 games.

The BoSox will counter with Rick Porcello, who has been a steady presence on the mound. The Morristown, New Jersey native has been surrendering plenty of hits but has held opponents to three or fewer runs in nine of his 12 starts this season. His command of the strike zone has been masterful, as Porcello has 41 K’s and five walks since the start of May.

The Red Sox won the series opener Tuesday, which ended a five-game drought for the squad against the Bronx Bombers. Boston, which ranks 26th in the MLB in home runs, picked up the win on the back of three home runs, including back-to-back jacks from Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez. The biggest issue in the opener for the Yankees came at the top of the order with Brett Gardner and Gary Sanchez going 0-for-9 with five strikeouts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as 110 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-3.3 win for the Yankees. 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

32-23 New York battles the Red Sox, currently with a 32-25 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Yankees rated this week at No. 10 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 3.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, New York owns the No. 3 ranking for hits at 9.27 per game. By contrast, the Boston Red Sox are rated No. 8 in the same category at 9 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.23 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 5-4 final on Tuesday in support of D Pomeranz at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Boston is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 12 games
  • Boston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at New York, Thursday, June 8th