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Totals go OVER When Tanaka Takes the Hill

Sunday’s baseball events will be capped off by the back end of a doubleheader between the biggest rivals in the sport in a contest that could bring the Yankees within a game and a half of the AL East-leading Red Sox.

  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Masahiro Tanaka’s 12 career starts against the Red Sox.
  • The Red Sox are 1-4 SU in David Price’s 5 starts against the Yankees.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Price’s last 6 starts against the Yankees.

Masahiro Tanaka (7-8, 5.47 ERA) and David Price (4-2, 3.91 ERA) will handle the pitching duties for their respective clubs with the latter of the two going for a fifth straight quality start. Price seems to have finally settled in as a member of the Crimson Hose and his blow-up against the Yankees back in June is well behind him.

Having by far his worst season in the U.S.A., Tanaka is coming off a piss-poor start and his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament may finally be catching up with the Japanese international.

He has, however, pitched pretty well when matched up with the BoSox this year and he was much better in last season’s second half. Look for Tanaka to pick it up as he and the Bronx Bombers try to make a run at the division crown.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting New York Yankees before the first pitch in this match found them as 132 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the OVER/UNDER total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.1-3.0 victory for the Red Sox. 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

Boston (51-40) will face the 46-42 Yankees in this tilt. 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. 4-ranked Boston Red Sox and the No. 15-rated New York Yankees in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting New York Yankees rank No. 7 at 9.15 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox No. 6 ranking in that category.

Boston owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's No. 7-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Yankees beat Boston in extra innings, earning a 4-1 victory Saturday at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Boston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games at home

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