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Yanks Look For Series Sweep Vs BoSox

The New York Yankees will be trying to make up some ground in the competitive AL East when they aim to sweep the Boston Red Sox Sunday. The Yanks took the first two games of the weekend series while holding the BoSox to just two runs per game.

Shark Bites
  • Luis Severino has only faced the Red Sox once in his career allowing just two earned runs over 5.0 innings.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the Yankees past five games.
  • The Red Sox entered the series as winners of six of the previous seven meetings with the Yankees.

Steven Wright, who will take the mound for the Red Sox, has looked like the best pitcher on the staff so far this season. The knuckleballer has a 1.67 ERA through his first five starts this season and has only allowed one home run. The Yankees were far from the Bronx Bombers when they faced Wright last season, as the pitcher allowed just three runs in two starts.

The Yanks will counter with potentially the most fade worthy pitcher in baseball this season. Luis Severino has a 6.31 ERA and has struggled with keeping the ball in the park, but the Yankees have only supplied 1.2 runs of support in his starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the New York Yankees as -109 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-3.4 result in favor of the Red Sox. 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

New York (11-17) will face the 17-13 Red Sox in this tilt. 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. 27 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the New York Yankees No. 25-ranked scoring average of 3.57 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 4 and scoring 5.03 runs per game. The Yankees have averaged 7.79 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (9.9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Boston features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.13 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 at home, scoring 4.43 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox endured a 8-2 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Saturday, with D Price throwing 4.2 innings of 7-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
  • NY Yankees is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Oakland, Monday, May 9th
New York home to Kansas City, Monday, May 9th