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Jon Lester vs David Phelps matchup featured in MLB action

Boston Red SoxNew York Yankees
Aug 18, 4:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Odds

58-62TEAM RECORD71-48

The Yankees get a visit from the Boston Red Sox in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Yankees will turn to David Phelps and his 1-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Red Sox send Jon Lester (6-10) to the hill.

View Boston vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Yankees and the American League No. 7-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Boston was a 6-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Yankees. They lost as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-4 to New York on Friday at Yankee Stadium.

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

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Boston are 5-5
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 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Boston's last 24 games on the road
Boston is 12-5 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing Boston
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at NY Yankees, Sunday, August 19

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