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Aces Set To Face Off At Fenway Park Thursday

The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees send their staff aces to the mound when the teams continue their series Thursday. Chris Sale, who has been every bit as good as advertised since being traded to Boston, looks to continue his dominant pitching while Masahiro Tanaka looks to maintain his progress after a poor start to the season.

Shark Bites
  • Masahiro Tanaka has a 4.34 ERA and a 1.241 WHIP in 5 career starts at Fenway Park.
  • The Yankees are 6-0 against the runline in their last 6 games against the Red Sox.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Red Sox' last 6 games.

Sale, who has posted a phenomenal 0.91 ERA in his first four starts, is coming off his most dominant performance of the season. The lefty went eight scoreless innings with 13 Ks and just one walk while throwing 78.4 percent of his pitches for strikes. Sale has lit up the Yankees during his seven-year career, as he has a 1.17 ERA with a 0.820 WHIP in 10 career appearances against the Bronx Bombers.

Tanaka is coming off his best outing of the year in which he went 7.0 innings while allowing just one run – though that outing was against the terrible bats of the Chicago White Sox. The right-hander has been getting better in every one of his starts this season, which can be attributed to his splitter rounding into form.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the New York Yankees listed as underdogs of 162 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.6-2.8 win for the Yankees. 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 11-9 record to the battle against the 12-7 Yankees. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs New York injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Boston Red Sox and the No. 1-rated New York Yankees in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Boston owns the No. 4 ranking for hits at 9.3 per game. By contrast, the New York Yankees are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.68 per game.

Boston owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's No. 1-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
  • NY Yankees is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

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