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Another Epic Yanks-Red Sox Series in Store at Fenway

A new chapter in baseball’s most storied rivalry will be written this weekend when the Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees series shifts to Fenway Park with the battle for the AL East on the line. Sportsbooks opened the Yanks as +120 road underdogs with a total of 9.

Shark Bites
  • The Yankees are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games on the road against the Red Sox.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Yankees’ last five games with Jordan Montgomery as the starting pitcher.
  • The Yankees are 4-15 SU in their last 19 games on the road after winning their most recent road game.

Jordan Montgomery and Drew Pomeranz are expected to get the start for the Yankees and BoSox, respectively. Montgomery will make his second straight start against Boston after holding the Red Sox to a run on two hits in 5.1 innings of work on Sunday. The hurler walked three and struck out four on 84 pitches.

Pomeranz has also fared well in this rivalry of late, as the left-hander gave up seven hits and three runs over 6.2 innings of a win on August 12. Pomeranz has allowed three earned runs or less in 10 of his last 11 outings.

The UNDER is trending when the Yankees travel to Beantown. In the last seven meetings between the squads in Boston, the UNDER is 6-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting New York Yankees were 135 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at Bet365 for those preferring OVER/UNDER betting.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.3-4.1 win for the Red Sox on Friday. 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 69-51 record to the battle against the 65-55 Yankees. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs New York injuries news.

The Boston Red Sox sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the New York Yankees sit at No. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting New York Yankees rank No. 7 at 9.01 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox No. 5 ranking in that category.

Defensively, New York features the No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York rolled to a 7-5 win against New York on Thursday, as Luis Severino and the Yankees' bats led the team to victory at Citi Field.

Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 5-4 final on Wednesday in support of Eduardo Rodriguez at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Boston is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Boston is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • Boston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Boston, Saturday, August 19

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