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MLB Betting: Red Sox vs. Yankees

The Boston Red Sox are 5-1 versus the New York Yankees this season heading into the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium tonight.

Jon Lester (7-2, 3.94) gets the start for Boston tonight and Freddy Garcia (4-4, 3.34) goes for the Yankees. Lester was roughed up for seven runs on eight hits in 5 2-3 innings versus the White Sox in his last start. Garcia earned a win over Oakland last time out after giving up three runs on nine hits in seven innings.

View Boston vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Boston before the first pitch in this match will find them as -110-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 3 and the Red Sox sitting at No. 5.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.1 runs per game) against a Red Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Red Sox have managed so far this season (9.5 hits on average).

New York owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 10-rated defense.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-3 winner at home against the Athletics. Bettors on Boston at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Oakland on Sunday at Fenway Park behind starter John Lackey.

In their last action, New York was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Angels. Bettors on New York at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Yankees grabbed a win last time out, defeating Joel Pineiro and the Angels 5-3 on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

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


A few Red Sox at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games

Next up:
Boston at NY Yankees, Wednesday, June 8

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