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Yankees Relishing Their Trips to Fenway

One of the biggest rivalries in sports gets renewed this weekend when the Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees for a three-game series. You’d think playing in front of the Fenway faithful would give the BoSox a boost, but they are just 2-8 in their past 10 games hosting the Bronx Bombers.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 6-3 in the past nine meetings between the Red Sox and Yankees.
  • Nobody in the Yankees projected lineup has hit a home run against Henry Owens.
  • The Red Sox are 2-7 in their past seven games at Fenway Park.

The Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound to start the series. Tanaka has been solid so far this season with a 2.92 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP while allowing two earned runs in each of his four starts. However, Tanaka has struggled against the Red Sox with a career 5.13 ERA in seven starts.

Henry Owens will get his second start of the season since getting the call to fill in for an ailing Joe Kelly. Owens, who allowed three earned runs in 3.1 innings in his first start, was decimated in his two starts against the Yanks last season. Owens posted a 13.50 ERA while giving up 10 earned runs across 6.2 innings against the Bronx Bombers last year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Boston Red Sox as -105 moneyline in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 5.0-3.6. 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 sport a record of 12-10 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 8-12 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs New York injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Boston Red Sox) and the No. 22 (New York Yankees) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston Red Sox No. 5-rated offense, averaging 5.18 runs per game, against a New York Yankees defense that ranks No. 21 at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have averaged 9.82 hits per game so far, more than New York Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).

New York brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's No. 22-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-2 to Texas on Wednesday at Globe Life Park.

The Red Sox endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Braves on Thursday, with C Buchholz throwing 6.1 innings of 8-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 9 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
  • Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston's last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Boston, Saturday, April 30th