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MLB Game Preview - Yankees underdogs vs Red Sox at Boston

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Sep 13, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Boston and New York on Friday, with the host Red Sox trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Boston hands the ball to starter John Lackey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 9-12 mark on the year. New York counters with Hiroki Kuroda, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time.

View NY Yankees vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as -141 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Red Sox sit at No. 3 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Yankees sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.6 per game. By contrast, the Yankees are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.

In their last action, New York was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on New York at +146 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Yankees enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Thursday, with Philip Hughes throwing 3 innings of 3-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Boston was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as -104 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Tampa Bay on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few Yankees at Red Sox trends to consider:
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 Boston
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 12 games
NY Yankees are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Boston is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Boston, Saturday, September 14