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Pomeranz Has Been a Road Warrior for BoSox

The New York Yankees have had all season long to challenge the Boston Red Sox in the AL East and are running out of chances to make it a race in the division. The rivals will collide on Saturday, where sportsbooks opened the Red Sox as +120 road underdogs with a total of 8.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last five games.
  • The UNDER is 4-0 in the Red Sox’ last four games.
  • The Red Sox are 5-0 in Drew Pomeranz’s last five starts vs Yankees.

Drew Pomeranz and Masahiro Tanaka will get the start for the Sox and Yanks, respectively. Pomeranz (14-4, 3.23 ERA) has allowed three runs or less in 13 of his last 14 starts, with the lone exception being a four-run outing against the Yankees on July 14. The hurler is 2-0 with a 3.34 ERA in four starts against the Bronx Bombers this year.

Tanaka (10-10, 4.69) has allowed four runs over 14 innings with 14 strikeouts in two starts since being activated from the disabled list. The Japan native gave up five runs and five hits in five innings in a matchup with Boston at Yankee Stadium on June 6. Tanaka has been terrible in day games this year, going 1-6 with a bloated 9.62 ERA in eight matinee affairs.

The Red Sox have been getting the job done behind Pomeranz of late on the road. In Pomeranz’s last six road starts, Boston is 5-1 SU.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Boston Red Sox listed as underdogs of 120 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.3-2.6 win for the Yankees on Saturday. 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 71-63 record to the battle against the 77-58 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 8 (New York Yankees) and the No. 12 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits the New York Yankees' No. 3-rated offense, averaging 5.15 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 4 at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The New York Yankees have averaged 8.99 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Sonny Gray and the Yankees 4-1 on Friday at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games when playing Boston
  • NY Yankees is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at New York, Sunday, September 3