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It's Always Sonny in the Bronx for the Yankees

The New York Yankees have been looking up at the Boston Red Sox in the AL East standings all year long and are still in that position as the calendar turns to September. The Bronx Bombers will look to make up some ground with a win over the BoSox on Friday, where sportsbooks opened them as -163 home favorites with a total of 9.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Sox are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games against right-handed starting pitchers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Red Sox’ last nine games against their division.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Red Sox’ last three games against the Yankees.

Doug Fister and Sonny Gray will get the start for the Red Sox and Yanks, respectively. Fister has notched four quality starts in his last five outings but permitted two runs and five hits over seven innings in a losing effort to Baltimore in his last time out. The hurler is 2-4 with a 6.38 ERA against New York in his career.

Gray owns a 2-3 record with New York since coming over from Oakland but had his best performance in pinstripes on Sunday when he held Seattle to one run and three hits in seven innings of work. The good news for Yankees bettors is Gray has collected both of his wins in NYC. Gray is 1-3 with a 4.88 ERA against the Red Sox in his career.

The Yanks have been a lucrative bet as favorites, going 9-3 SU in their last 12 when labeled as chalk.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the New York Yankees as -160 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The OVER/UNDER was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.0-2.6 win for the Red Sox on Friday. 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 (71-62) will face the 76-58 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. 8 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.03 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 9.01 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the list.

Boston brings the No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-2 to New York on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games when playing Boston
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Boston
  • NY Yankees is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at New York, Saturday, September 2