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MLB Betting: Yankees host Red Sox

CC Sabathia will head to the hill for the New York Yankees on Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium as they begin their season at home in an MLB betting matchup against the rival Boston Red Sox.

New York won seven of its last 10 games against the Red Sox last season, but they are dealing with injuries to Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Mark Teixeira to start the year. The UNDER paid out in seven of those 10 Yankees/BoSox matchups.

The Yankees will turn to CC Sabathia and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Red Sox send Jon Lester (0-0) to the hill.

View Boston vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Yankees in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Yankees) and the No. 10 (Red Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 0 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 0 in runs allowed per game. The Yankees have averaged 0 hits per game so far, almost the same as Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (0 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Boston was a 14-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Yankees. They lost as +280 underdogs, while the total score of 16 made winners of OVER bettors. Boston was routed on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, having a 14-2 loss put on them by the New York Yankees in baseball betting action.

New York lost its last outing, an 8-1 result against the Tigers on October 18. Bettors who backed the Tigers at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-1 to Detroit on Thursday at Comerica Park.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Red Sox at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games on the road
Boston is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Boston
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 8 games

Next up:
Boston at NY Yankees, Wednesday, April 3