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Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Preview

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July 6, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Boston vs New York battle on Friday at Fenway Park as the Red Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Red Sox will turn to Josh Beckett and his 4-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Yankees send Hiroki Kuroda (8-7) to the hill.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Sox as -125 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Sox rated this week at No. 4 and the Yankees sitting at No. 2.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 3 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Yankees have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Boston owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 3-rated defense.

In their last action, New York was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on New York at +144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Yankees enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Rays on Wednesday, with David Phelps throwing 4 1/3 innings of 2-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

The Red Sox were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -123 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 3-2 on Wednesday behind a start from A.J. Griffin at O.co Coliseum.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Yankees at Red Sox trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
NY Yankees are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Boston's last 23 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Boston, Saturday, July 7