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BoSox Have Struggled Mightily Against the Bronx Bombers

An incredibly hot start for the Yankees was seriously cooled by a rash of injuries in the lead-up to the all-star break and they’ll be underdogs when they undertake a series against the Red Sox in Boston. The home team, on the other hand, has turned things around in a big way despite losing four of five at the end of the first half.

  • The Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against the Red Sox.
  • The total has gone OVER in all of Drew Pomeranz’ last 4 starts.
  • The Yankees are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games as road underdogs.

This series has belonged to the Yanks in recent matchups but the BoSox have a massive advantage in the starting pitching column tonight and throughout the weekend. They’ll send out Drew Pomeranz (3.60 ERA) tonight to meet the Yankee bats with the lefty looking to improve on a good month of July that’s seen him go 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA.

Pom’s opponent tonight is Jordan Montgomery (6-4, 3.65 ERA), a rookie southpaw who’s having a decent debut season in the bigs. The first-year hurler has never faced the BoSox, however, and could fall victim to a lineup that hits .282 as a team against left-handed pitching.

In the last eight matchups between these teams, the Yanks have outscored the Sox 43-15 but they haven’t met since early June and the Yanks are now a banged-up club.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Boston Red Sox were listed as -131 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total line around 9.5 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.3-2.8 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 50-39 record to the battle against the 45-41 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. 4 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the New York Yankees sit at No. 15 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has baseball's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 9.17 hits per game. The New York Yankees average 9.19 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 5-3 on Sunday behind a start from Jimmy Nelson at Yankee Stadium.

Boston suffered a 5-3 loss against Tampa Bay on Sunday, as David Price wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Boston, Saturday, July 15