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Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Preview

New York YankeesBoston Red Sox
Aug 17, 4:05 PM | GrassFenway Park

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Odds

63-58TEAM RECORD72-52

The Boston Red Sox battle the visiting New York Yankees on Saturday in MLB betting action at Fenway Park.

Hiroki Kuroda, with a record of 11-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Yankees, while the Red Sox trot John Lackey to the mound in this one. He is 7-10 so far in 2013.

View NY Yankees vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 12-rated Yankees in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Boston and its American League No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 5 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 13 lineup of the Yankees at 4 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

New York won its last outing, a 10-3 result against the Red Sox on August 16. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New York got the job done in their last match in a 10-3 victory over Boston on Friday at Fenway Park behind starter Andy Pettitte.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Yankees at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games on the road
NY Yankees are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston's last 19 games at home

Next up:
NY Yankees at Boston, Sunday, August 18