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Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Betting Matchup Report

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Sep 1, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Odds

81-53TEAM RECORD83-52

Fenway Park hosts an MLB battle between the Boston Red Sox and the visiting New York Yankees on Thursday.

AJ Burnett, with a record of 9-11 on the season, gets the ball for the Yankees, while the Red Sox trot Jon Lester to the mound in this one. He is 14-6 so far in 2011.

View NY Yankees vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Boston opened as -210 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 1-rated Yankees taking on the American League's No. 2-rated Red Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.5 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for New York, they were a 9-5 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -169 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York suffered a 9-5 loss against Boston on Wednesday, as Philip Hughes wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Boston are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 10-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Yankees at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 15 of NY Yankees' last 20 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
NY Yankees are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Boston's last 20 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Boston is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Toronto, Friday, September 2
Boston home to Texas, Friday, September 2

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