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Can Yanks Continue Momentum After Cashing Huge Ticket?

New York’s win over Boston yesterday saw Yankees bettors cash huge moneyline tickets with the Bronx Bombers closing as +237 underdogs heading into the contest. The line for today’s rubber match is much tighter, opening with the BoSox slightly favored, but could close with the Yanks on top depending on betting action.

  • Rick Porcello is 0-3 in 3 starts against the Yankees this season.
  • The total has gone OVER in all 3 of Porcello’s starts against the Yankees this season.
  • The Yankees are 14-5 on the runline in their last 19 games against the Red Sox.

Pitching three quality starts in three trips to the bump since switching to pinstripes, Sonny Gray (7-7, 3.37 ERA) has been exactly the addition the Yankees needed in a lackluster rotation and his good splits against batters in the Red Sox lineup are encouraging. Mitch Moreland, who has four home runs and is hitting .300 against Gray in 20 at-bats, is the only Boston hitter with more than one extra-base knock on the former A (Betts and Bogaerts both have one each).

Rick Porcello takes the rock for the Red Sox coming off two encouraging starts. His 4.59 ERA and 7-14 record make it hard to believe that the New Jersey-born hurler is coming off a Cy Young-winning season but he’s now thrown two consecutive quality starts and could be rediscovering some of the form that launched him to 22 wins in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Boston was a -123 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made oddsmakers at 5Dimes pick an opening OVER/UNDER number of 9.5.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Yankees to win this game 5.3-3.7. 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 70-52 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 66-56 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs New York injuries news.

The Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees odds would favor the Red Sox if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 3 in the current OddsShark poll, while New York is at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Boston Red Sox and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.84 runs per nine innings, against the No. 4 lineup of the New York Yankees at 5.16 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Boston on Saturday at Fenway Park behind starter CC Sabathia.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Boston is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Boston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • Boston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Detroit, Tuesday, August 22
Boston at Cleveland, Monday, August 21