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New York Rolls Into Boston With 8 Straight Wins

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds

The New York Yankees have won their last 10 games against the Boston Red Sox and are 8-0 in their last eight games overall. The Yankees will have a chance to extend both of those winning streaks Friday night when they start a three-game series against the Red Sox in Boston.

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
  • Date/Time: September 18, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Stadium: Fenway Park
  • TV Coverage: YES, NESN
  • Opening Odds: Yankees -180 | O/U 10.5 (Line History)
  • Yankees vs Red Sox Matchup Report

Opening Odds Analysis

Early action on New York has moved the Yankees up to -200 favorites after opening at -180. The Red Sox are now going off at +170 at home while the total has remained steady at 10.5 runs. Boston is 0-7 against the Yankees this season with all seven of those games having been played in New York.

Starting Pitchers Analysis

Jordan Montgomery had his best outing of the season last Saturday when he allowed only three hits, one walk and no earned runs with nine strikeouts in 5.2 innings pitched against the Baltimore Orioles.

The left-hander lowered his ERA to 4.76 and his WHIP to 1.29 with the strong outing. Montgomery has two starts against the Red Sox this season and has a 1.93 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP in those games.

Martin Perez has been one of Boston’s most reliable starters in 2020 with a 4.33 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. Despite his serviceable numbers, the Red Sox are just 1-6 in Perez’s last seven starts. He lasted only three innings and allowed three earned runs in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees last month.

New York News & Notes

In the long and storied history of the New York Yankees, no Yankees lineup had ever hit five home runs in a single inning until this year’s club accomplished that feat in Thursday night’s 10-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit all homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth inning, and Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres added home runs as well before the inning came to a close.

Voit leads the major leagues in home runs with 20. New York leads the American League in homers with 88. The team is now 8-0 over its last eight games and has scored 53 runs (17.7 per game) over its last three games. Now the Yankees will try to keep this momentum going on the road, where they are 3-11 over their last 14 games.

Boston News & Notes

With a 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday, the Red Sox wrapped up a nine-game road trip on a 5-3 run over their last eight games. The most surprising part of this recent stretch of success has been Boston’s pitching.

Even with an 8-4 loss to Miami and an 11-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays factored in, the Red Sox have allowed only 4.38 runs per game over their last eight games. This is a noticeable improvement over the 6.33 runs per game the team allowed during its 14-29 start to the season.

Boston’s pitching staff and bullpen will get the ultimate test this weekend against the red-hot Yankees. The Red Sox have surrendered 7.14 runs per game in their seven losses to New York this season.

Betting Pick: New York -200

It would be hard to pick against the Yankees with any starting pitcher and bullpen combo in the league right now given the way they are hitting. Against Martin Perez and the Red Sox bullpen, New York is the clear choice.

Shark Bites
  • New York is 4-1 in its last 5 road games vs Boston.
  • Boston is 1-6 in its last 7 games at home.
  • The OVER is 3-0 in New York’s last 3 games.