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Moneyline favors Yankees in battle with Red Sox

Boston Red SoxNew York Yankees
June 8, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Odds

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The New York Yankees battle the visiting Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Yankee Stadium.

Tim Wakefield gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Red Sox on this day; he's 2-1 on the season. The Yankees, meanwhile, will counter with AJ Burnett, who will be looking to improve on his 6-3 mark.

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 10 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Yankees and the American League No. 5-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 1 in the American League at 9.4 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

New York owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 11-rated defense.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -123 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 6-4 victory over New York on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Jon Lester.

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

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

A few Red Sox at Yankees trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Boston is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games at home
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
NY Yankees are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games at home

Next up:
Boston at NY Yankees, Thursday, June 9