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Home-field Advantage Has Been Critical Between BoSox, Yanks

*This game has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 16.

One of the fiercest rivalries in all sports writes another chapter when the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox take to Fenway Park on Tuesday. With the teams separated by just a half-game, this upcoming three-game set could be a tone-setter moving forward. Keep in mind the home team has won the past seven games between the rivals, which gives the Red Sox an edge.

Shark Bites
  • The Yankees are 5-0 against the runline in their last 5 games against the Red Sox.
  • The Red Sox are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home.
  • The Red Sox are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games against teams with winning records.

Rick Porcello takes the bump with the Fenway faithful hoping he can look like the pitcher he was last season. Porcello has been wildly inconsistent through his first four starts this season with a 5.32 ERA, which includes an embarrassing outing in which he surrendered eight earned runs and four home runs against Tampa Bay. Porcello pitched remarkably well against the Yankees last season (2.05 ERA in three starts) but this is undoubtedly a different Bronx Bombers squad.

The Yankees will counter with their own inconsistent starter in Luis Severino. The young righty has been rather underwhelming and has allowed a home run in each of his first three starts but does have a stellar 27/2 K/BB ratio. The BoSox banged around Severino last season as he went 0-2 with a 7.30 ERA in three appearances against Boston.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Boston sat as -140 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 4.1-3.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Boston Red Sox bring a 11-8 record to the battle against the 11-7 Yankees. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs New York injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boston Red Sox rated this week at No. 13 and the New York Yankees sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Boston Red Sox No. 20 ranked offense (4.05 runs per game) against a New York Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 3.44 runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have been averaging 9.58 hits per game, more than the New York Yankees have managed so far this season (8.89 hits on average).

Defensively, New York features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.22 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.78 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • NY Yankees is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Boston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

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